Swing Band recently travelled to Upton-upon-Severn to take centre stage at the Upton Jazz Festival.

Swing Band is composed of musicians aged 10-13 who play a variety of instruments, at the Festival theyplayed alongside professional musicians who were also part of thefestival line up. Their 45 minute set started at teatime when they soon had the audience tapping their toes to some old favourites such as the lively ‘Down by the Riverside’, the entertaining ‘Muppets’ and the melodic ‘Wonderful World’. Hannah Porter ended a very professional set with a beautiful solo, singing, ‘I just want you to dance with me tonight’.

Year 7 pupil, Chloe Dunwell said, “It was a fantastic afternoon! To play to the general public and watch them enjoying our music gave me a sense of what it might be like to be a professional musician. It is so much fun being part of Swing Band, nothing beats creating great music alongside your friends, I had a great day and can’t wait to perform again.”