Young musicians hit the high notes

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It is almost 20 years since Rachel Dinning, Catherine Ellin, Nick Sands, Sarah Gower and Katie Turner posed for this photograph celebrating the Rastrick High School Concert Band’s achievement. The band, under the direction of the school’s head of music Peter Lynch, had been awarded a Certificate of Merit in that year’s Boosey and Hawkes National Concert Band Festival.

One year later the band produced its first and I think only CD. With a band of over 50 plus a few guests, the band squeezed into the Riverside Recording Studios in Ossett. Just how many CDs were produced I cannot say but I have just bought one from the internet website Ebay for the princely sum of £1.

I wonder how many of the band members are still playing after all these years and do they still have their copy of that CD?