Maestros at our Annual Prep Schools' Orchestral Day

On Thursday, 9 May Lancing College welcomed over 70 pupils from six neighbouring prep schools to our Annual Prep Schools' Orchestral Day. 

Arriving early morning, the day started with refreshments in the Lancing College Chapel Memorial Cloister which was closely followed by warm-ups and tune-ups. Pupils then enjoyed a full rehearsal in the spectacular setting of the Chapel. 

As the six prep schools had very kindly brought the bright sunshine with them, pupils played on the grass, making new friends, in front of the Chapel’s Rose Garden during their break times and were even able to sample the delights of the brand-new Fives Café. 

After devouring their packed lunches in the Dining Room, pupils then moved onto sectional rehearsals; Strings rehearsals were run by Roland Roberts and Liz Hosford, Wind rehearsal took place in the Crypt with Anne Hodgson and Nat Meierdirk, Olly Preece accompanied Brass players whilst Huw Jones took the Percussionists to the main Chapel. 

After a quick afternoon break of squash and doughnuts, lovingly provided by our fantastic catering team, the pupils were ready for their big performance!

We’d like to thank pupils and staff from Lancing Prep Hove, Lancing Prep Worthing, Copthorne Prep, Holmewood House, Sompting Abbotts and Westbourne House for joining us with full enthusiasm and for putting on a stellar performance!