Jazz Band at the Curve Theatre

Back in February, Miss Wass was approached by Leicestershire Music Hub and the Curve Theatre to see if our Jazz Band would like to be part of a show that they were putting on with their Curve Young Company. The band jumped at the chance and got to work rehearsing.

The show was set in a night club in the 1940s and told the story of the last night of freedom for the 8th Army’s new recruits before they were sent off to war the next day.  

The Jazz Band were set on a bandstand at the centre of the theatre, and provided the music for the young company to dance and sing along to. They played classic numbers such as In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-500, A String of Pearls and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.

The band went down a storm and got some incredible feedback from the audience and staff working on the show.

It was a brilliant opportunity for the students to not only experience playing in a show, but working in a professional theatre, and we hope to carry on the link with the Curve in the future.

Students involved: 

  • Alice Riches
  • Rebecca Alder
  • Felicity Bohannon
  • Kim Jeffs
  • Ava Hubbard
  • Holly Barnett
  • Josh Watson
  • Leo Harland
  • Oli McGinnes
  • David Shuttleworth
  • Ella Barney
  • Elinor Hix
  • Neta Ruder
  • Charlie Hilton
  • Elliot Baker
  • Charles Witcombe
  • Lyle Burton
  • Charles Cleary-Mcharg