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Band Night 2016
On Tuesday 19th July, over 30 students took part in Band Night at the Academy’s Performance Centre. The evening kicked off with the Brunts Swing Band playing a number of pieces including “Family Guy” and “Georgia” which featured a trumpet solo by Year 13 student Hannah Jones. All year groups were represented throughout the evening by guitarists, vocalists, drummers and keyboard players.
Mansfield Music and Drama Festival – Brunts came 1st and 2nd!
The Brunts Academy was once again pleased to support the Mansfield Music and Drama Festival in April 2016. The Concert Band, Swing Band, Choir and a cappella vocal group Vox Humana all took part. The marks secured were all very high with the Swing Bang securing full marks. The Swing Band performed at the Winners’ Concert on Sunday 8th May at Mansfield Palace Theatre.
Spring 2016 Concert
Students from The Brunts Academy showcased their musical talents at their annual Spring Concert on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at St Peter’s Church, Mansfield. The Concert Band opened with a medley of Queen songs which set the stage for a “wonderful diversity of music” as described by the Rev. David Fudger. The Swing Band, Choir, a cappella group “Vox Humana” as well as soloists and duos all performed to a very high standard. The diverse programme concluded with a powerful John William’s medley to mark “Star Wars Day” with the iconic brass fanfare of the Star Wars theme ricocheting around the church much to the delight of the large audience. David Cooke, Head of Creative and Performing Arts, said of the event “St Peter’s is a wonderful venue and it has been a pleasure to bring our brilliant young musicians to perform there”.