On Wednesday 22 November, the Big Band had a day out of school in a local recording studio, recording songs with Year 13 singer Ellen Reed. The programme includes Sway, Feeling Good and Beat It with the full band, plus Valerie (with Elizabeth Edwards on guitar) and The Nearness of You (with Dr Tebbs on piano). The day went very smoothly, with the band responding very professionally to the need to do multiple takes of the songs, and picking their way carefully around the usual coils of wire, expensive-looking equipment and piles of doughnuts, sandwiches, apples etc. We had lots of fun, but the band knows when to be serious and we are hugely looking forward to receiving the final audio mixes from Studio 91.
Dr Philip Tebbs
Director of Music
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