On Monday 19th December, three members of The Marple Band took part in the Winter Wonderland event at Firwood High School, Bolton.
Their playing delighted around 200 children with severe learning difficulties but this was not all; the children were treated to a snow machine, hot chocolate and a real dancing snowman while they enjoyed the band playing a selection of Christmas tunes.
Dawn Evans, the headteacher of Firwood thanked the band members for making the event a memorable occasion. She said, “When you played In the Bleak Midwinter, I admit I got goosebumps. There is something about brass band music which resonates with your soul. You could see on their faces how much the students and staff enjoyed themselves, thank you.”.
Article by Susan Hocking