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Distinction for Waterside ensemble

Hampshire County Council's Music Service is delighted to announce that the Waterside Area Schools Wind Band returned triumphant from the recent Southampton Music & Drama Festival 2012 by not only winning the Senior Band class with Distinction but coming away with the Whitworth Cup.

The Waterside Area Schools Wind Band (WASWB) entered the Senior Open Class (Year 11 and under) and were awarded a distinction, the judge commenting that it was, a most enjoyable experience. Well done.” The Band played Jazz Factory by Benoit Chantry, Jupiter from ‘The Planets Suite’ by Holst and Abington Ridge by Ed Huckeby.

Waterside ensemble

Sarah Heard, a teacher with Hampshire Music Service says, I am delighted for the children that their hard work has paid off and that they enjoyed themselves so much on the day. I love the way that music brings people together and I get a real buzz when my pupils do themselves proud.”

WASWB, one of seventy music ensembles supported by Hampshire Music Service, has been together since the 1970s when parents of current members played in it, and has been under the baton of Sarah Heard since last September. The Band rehearses at Hounsdown School, Totton every Wednesday and is always looking for new members. For more details contact the director, Sarah Heard, at Hampshire Music Service on 023 8065 2037 or