"Bolton School was such a large part of my life. I can safely say that I would not be doing what I do for a living if it wasn’t for the vibrant arts scene at the school and the encouragement that I was given."

Neil Eckersley, Former Pupil and Theatre Producer

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Jazz Band Impresses at Horwich Music Festival

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Bolton School's award-winning Joint Jazz Band impressed at this year's Horwich Music Festival held at the Horwich Community Resource Centre. Under the expert direction of Mr Alec Wares, who also played Lead Saxophone, the band played a variety of popular and contrasting items which included Moondance, The Girl from Ipanema, Squib Cakes, Mas Que Nada, Hit the Bricks, Norwegian Wood, Born To Be Wild and Bari Bari Good, a baritone saxophone feature showcasing the talents of Tom Paterson.

Music teacher Mr Forgrieve said: "It was a beautiful, sun-filled afternoon and a very supportive audience encouraged the band throughout, including all those who took improvised solos at various points. The full line up of musicians was Mr Alec Wares, Mr Ian Dawkins, Tom Paterson, Jamie Gregson, Emily Rajbhandari, Ellen Bate, Jacqueline Jones-Humphrey, Tiggy Blackwell, Oliver Bond, James Stevens, Danny Wares (guest appearance), Thom Noneley and Adam Critchlow. Well done to all!"


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The School Jazz Band played a variety of contrasting and popular pieces

The School Jazz Band played a variety of contrasting and popular pieces