Brentwoodian 2022

The Music Tour is a highlight of the music calendar that allows our prominent musicians the opportunity to play multiple concerts to enthusiastic audiences abroad. On the 18th July, a whopping 63 students and nine teachers made their way through Gatwick’s South terminal, boarding their flight bound for Italy. This year, with international travel in full swing once more, the stunningly beautiful Lake Garda was chosen as the location for the tour, which features both captivating views of endless vineyards and breathtaking lake-side locations. Tuesday gave the tour-goers an opportunity to visit Sirmione, a historic lake-side town in the south of Lake Garda. A period of sightseeing was enjoyed and everyone had the opportunity to try their first authentic Italian lunch of the trip; this was excitingly followed by a spectacular 30-minute boat ride on the lake, and naturally, a refreshing dip! In the evening the musicians headed to Pastrengo, where their first Big Band concert was to take place. Upon arrival at the picturesque Piazza Carlo Alberto, they were greeted by the (nearly) Mayor, who was being sworn into service that very night! After a short ceremony, the Band kicked off in style with Let the Good Times Roll and the ensuing concert was a huge success. LAKEGARDA 48