Your article: Swing band play at Chamber of Commerce dinner

Swing band performing
Swing band performing

Pocklington School’s swing band entertained nearly 600 businessmen and women at the York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at York’s National Railway Museum.

The black-tie event attracted a range of industry representatives, and the guest speaker for the evening was Simon Weston OBE, who drew on his traumatic experiences as a Welsh Guardsman on board the Sir Galahad in the Falkland Islands when it was destroyed in 1982.

The band’s repertoire included swing standards by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington as well as arrangements of modern classics such as Let Me Entertain You. However, it was perhaps the performance of Louis Jordan’s ‘Choo Choo Ch’Boogie’ which was most fitting in the grand hall at the National Railway Museum.

The swing band were also proud to launch their CD ‘Quinswingtenary’ at the beginning of April.