Link Age Southwark (formerly the Dulwich Help Line) is a vibrant South London charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. For a number of years now, the boys of the Big Band have participated in a fund-raising evening of jazz music held in the Holst Hall at JAGS. Dulwich Prep is the only prep school involved and the boys played alongside groups from such schools as Kingsdale, St Olaves, JAGS, Alleyn’s and Dulwich College.
The standard of music from all the groups was as impressive as ever and the Big Band rose to the occasion in magnificent style with four pieces that had the whole audience clapping along and cheering soloists. Mr Street’s well-chosen programme showed that the Band is comfortable with several different styles of music and whilst at home with the ‘Libertango’ the boys were also clearly ‘Born to be Wild’.
Thanks to the accompanying staff but especially the boys for giving up their time and playing so well at this very busy stage of the term. Bravo the Big Band.