Many of our talented instrumentalists attended the annual Jazz Day at Eastbourne College last week. Mr Tim Laverack led the day and kept us all entertained with his lovely humour and excellent arrangements of well-known pieces, including Melon Man, Moanin’ and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

For the first time in many weeks we saw the sunshine and so after lunch all the children were taken for a bracing walk on the seafront before returning to the Birley Centre to perform the day’s repertoire.

We all had a lovely time; but for our amazing Year 8 musicians this was their last Jazz Day and the end of an era which has seen them performing at the Birley Centre for many years.