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Saxophone Ensemble Jazzes Up Christmas Launch

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Bolton School Saxophone Ensemble provided a little festive cheer at John Lewis at the launch of the store’s Christmas range.

In the heart of the Trafford Centre store, the six pupils played a selection of familiar Christmas tunes to help to create a fantastic atmosphere. They were very well received by the shoppers and really added a special touch to the event.

As a thank you to the pupils, John Lewis staff presented each member of the ensemble with a special gift-bag. Following the theme of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, Monty the penguin was of course featured!


You can listen to Saxophone Ensemble’s jazzy performance of ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ (Wizzard) on the School’s Soundcloud, or by clicking the play button below.

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The Sax Ensemble

The Saxophone Ensemble: Matthew Hotham, Zoe Stirzaker, Hannah Rayner, Emma Rayner, Lucy Stiles & Bethany O’Donnell

The pupils played surrounded by the store

The pupils played surrounded by the store's Christmas range

John Lewis staff kindly gave each performer a small gift to take home

John Lewis staff kindly gave each performer a small gift to take home