Musicians from Gad’s CCF impressed the crowd at a concert at the Russell Hotel, London, so much, they were invited back to perform – for the fourth consecutive year.
Students played for guest of honour Vice Admiral Simon Jonathan Woodcock, OBE, at the CCF Association dinner and AGM.
The Royal Navy officer, who currently serves as Second Sea Lord, was joined by head teachers, Contingent Commanders and officers from CCFs all over the country at the one of the capital’s top hotels.
Praised for their ‘spectacular’ and ‘mesmerizing’ performance, the Gad’s musicians were accompanied by the school’s Director of Music John Stone and former student, Oxford undergraduate Keiran Lamb.
Together, they played a selection of traditional festive and classical music on piano, marimba, violin and snare drum to a captivated audience.
Gad’s Contingent Commander Major Mark Lamb said: “We are proud to be part of the cadet movement which continues to strive to equip students with essential life skills.
“Our cadets are a credit to the school and I would like to thank them, their parents and teachers for their unwavering commitment and dedication.”