Exmouth school’s stomp band to represent the town at national festival
PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 June 2017
A group of Exmouth youngsters is gearing up to play at a national music festival next month after successfully raising funds for the trip.
Withycombe Raleigh Primary School’s current stomp band performed for their classmates, teachers and parents at a fundraising concert held at the school.
The event raised £410 towards the costs of transporting the year six pupils to Birmingham next month for the National Music for Youth Festival.
The group qualified for the event after coming through a regional event in Somerset earlier this year.
A spokesman for the school said: “They performed their routine, complete with brooms, basketballs – and, of course, the traditional stomp junk instruments made from scrap metal and dustbins – to parents and carers – there was a great atmosphere.”
Previously, the school’s band, which is formed every year from year six pupils, performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in 2015.
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