Smithills return from triumphant American tour3-Aug-2012
Smithills Schools Senior Band has just enjoyed a triumphant tour to North & South Carolina - making hundreds of new fans on the way.
Smithills School Senior Band under the direction of MD Chris Wormald, have returned home from their two week American tour to North and South Carolina, during which they gave nine evening concerts in ten action packed days.
The youngsters performed to packed audiences and made in the process made hundreds of new friends and fans in cities ranging from Shelby and Asheboro to Rutherfordton, Kernersville and Fletcher.
A spokesperson told 4BR: "The band took over 70 different concert pieces and did not repeat a single item until our fifth concert - something Smithills has never done before."
The band featured soloists, principal cornet Elizabeth Tonge and solo euphonium Jacob Smith and solo trombonist Ross Tremayne.
~ Band spokesperson
Amongst many highlights was the stay in Boone, where MD Chris Wormald stayed at the spectacular mountain home of former American Football Superbowl winner Dave Rowe of the Oakland Raiders, who has become a huge fan of Smithills bands.
Final concert highlight
The band’s final night at a packed church in Fort Mill, South Carolina can be seen at:
Foden's with Michael Fowles
Featuring the British Open and
National Championships test pieces
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