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While 2017 may have marked our 130th year, it also marked the retirement of the much loved member of our Music staff, Mrs Barbara Salisbury, after 30 years of service to the school. It was only fitting to stage a surprise Concert Band reunion for Barbara at our pre-tour concert, with two dozen former members joining the current players to say a huge thank you and play together again one last time. Mrs Salisbury did very well indeed to keep her composure (more or less!) at seeing musicians who had left the school in the 1990s and had a wonderful time conducting the expanded band in rousing renditions of 'Puttin' on the Ritz' and the James Bond medley. We shall all miss Mrs Salisbury enormously and would like to thank her for everything she has done for the Concert Band and for the musical life of the school both at home and abroad over so many years.

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