An Encore in Germany for Ryhope Band
For the second year running a group of musicians from a Sunderland School is going to Germany on a concert tour. The group, from Ryhope School will go to Traben Trarback, in the Mosel Valley next month.
The 41 pupils from the School’s brass band and madrigal group, and three teachers will give six public concerts, and play at old people’s homes and, it is hoped, a U.S. Air Force base.
They will be taking copies of the second record they have made, which features the brass band on one side, and the madrigal group on the other, to give to their hosts.
The group leaves on August 11 and will return on August 27. The party will travel by coach from Sunderland and stay in a youth hostel, while in Germany.
The head of the school’s music department, Mr Alan Winwood, said the cost of the trip would be around £1,600, of which between £400 and £500 was having to be raised by voluntary effort.
Wearsiders will be able to hear what the band and the madrigal group will be playing in Germany at Mr Winwood’s farewell concert at Ryhope School tonight (7.30 pm).
Mr Winwood is leaving after nine years to take up an appointment in West Bromwich.
Five 15-year-old girls who will be in the party are pictured on the right. They are (left to right), Susan Muir, of Bedford Place, Silksworth; Pauline Knapp, of Ridley Avenue, Ryhope; Lynn Davis, of Oxford Close, Silksworth; Pauline Bell of Vicarage Close, Silksworth and Janet Rain, of Ramillies, Ryhope.