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Spalding Marching Ambassadors lead an assembly and workshop at Spalding Grammar School




Spalding Grammar School students took up the beat when a sixth-former arranged for a band from the town to share their skills.

Jack Carson (pictured centre), a member of Spalding Marching Ambassadors, brought some of his bandmates to the school for an assembly and workshop.

During the assembly, Year 7 and 8 students heard about the band's role in the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics.

Jack Carson shows students how to play the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-015TW.
Jack Carson shows students how to play the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-015TW.

Students were also told about the Marching Ambassadors' success at this year's Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades British Marching Bands Championships in Stoke-on-Trent where rhe band won six titles, including overall winners.

Students showed their interest in the band by coming to a lunchtime workshop were they had a go at playing some of band's instruments.

Bandmaster Jim Bright said: "During the assembly, we introduced ourselves and then played the instruments to show the students what they sounded like.

"We had quite a lot of instruments at the school for the students to try and quite a lot of them came during the lunch hour to try them out.

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Jim Bright (left), of Spalding Marching Ambassadors, helps a student in playing the trumpet during a workshop at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-010TW. Students play the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-010TW. A student plays the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-013TW. A student plays the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-014TW. A student learns how to the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-016TW. A student learns how to play the trumpet during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-017TW. A student learns how to play the drums during a workshop led by Spalding Marching Ambassadors at Spalding Grammar School. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-231118-018TW.

"Some of the students were very keen and one or two could possibly turn into good drummers or trumpet players.

"We just need some feedback from students and parents as to what time it would be convenient for them to come to our practices.

"Jack put a lot of work into organising the visit and had it not been for him, it wouldn't have gone ahead."

For more information on Spalding Marching Ambassadors, call Jim Bright on 01775 723087.



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