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Recitals on the Rhine

Talented Beaufort musicians visit Germany to undertake their first ever overseas tour.

The Winchester Youth Concert Band and Flute Choir undertook its first ever overseas tour during half term. The band left for Boppard, Germany, during the half-term week and returned home after playing three concerts, including an extremely well-received recital in a care home for the elderly.Boppard

Sixteen Beaufort students helped make up the band and for all the young musicians involved it was their first musical tour. The Winchester Band played their first concert in Rudesdesheim am Rhein, a spectacular ferry trip downstream, and another in a riverside park bandstand in Boppard.

“All the Henry Beaufort students, without exception, were a credit to the school, taking part fully and enthusiastically in everything we did,” said Carl Clausen, Ensemble Coordinator.

Between performances the band took time out to ride white-knuckled rollercoasters at a theme park, enjoy a chairlift up for an escalated and beautiful view of Boppard and the Rhine and, for a few, indulge in spaghetti icecream!

You can read more of their adventures by visiting their blog.

Waso Boppard Trip

If you are interested in joining the Winchester Area Schools' Orchestras (WASO) or would like more information, contact Henry Beaufort’s Community Office for more details or visit the WASO website

Beaufort students participating in the tour were: Katherine Adams, Cameron Black, Andrew Breakwell, Thomas Fisher, Faye Hudson, Isabelle Ryan, James Wakefield, James Woolsey, Rebecca Appleton, Ailsa Boag, Laura Fisher, Thomas Fisher, James McGoay, Iona Teague, Iain Warren and Laurence Young.