Sixth Sense at Foxhills
Posted on Friday 14 September 2012
Playing at Autumn Fashion Show in aid of Christopher's Smile
College Jazz Band ‘Sixth Sense’ was invited to entertain guests as they arrived for an Autumn Fashion Show and lunch in aid of Christopher’s Smile at Foxhills Hotel, Ottershaw.
The line-up of musicians included students Cameron Coull (Piano), Patrick de Mars (Electric Guitar), Sarah Doyle (Saxophone), Rory Duncan (Bass Guitar), Elliot Phelps (Trumpet), Josh Riordan (Drums), and Jackie Rowe (Saxophone), playing a variety of Jazz standards as guests gathered in a specially-erected marquee at the 4-star Surrey hotel.
Guests loved the atmosphere created by the Jazz Band. Organiser Karen Capel commented to Curriculum Manager Ben Dowsett, “The music was great – just the right level and tone for the group”. The musicians enjoyed it just as much; saxophonist Jackie Rowe said, “As a first year I was really pleased to be involved in such a great event. Playing at Foxhills was a fantastic opportunity. Elliot Phelps echoed this sentiment, adding, “It was a great experience to play for such a good cause and we look forward to more performance opportunities in the future.”
Sixth Sense helped the Christopher’s Smile event raise over £10,500. The charity funds the development of new targeted drugs to treat medulloblastoma and other childhood cancers without devastating side effects. They support UK research centres such as The Institute of Cancer Research. These drugs will provide an effective cure for all and save the lives of the 25% of children who currently do not survive their disease.