The Music School’s Big Jazz Band wowed the mayor and her guests at a civic reception in March.
The occasion was to mark Fairtrade Fortnight, highlighting the work done in Wolverhampton schools to raise the profile of fairtrade.
The reception was a highlight of the Fairtrade Partnership’s work in the city for many years but partners felt that it was getting a little tired and the suggestion was made that they should invite the Music School to provide a musical interlude.
They were promised a ‘big sound’ and were not disappointed by music that had feet tapping and hands clapping.
Guests included MP Pat McFadden, several councillors and other civic leaders, as well as pupils from Graiseley, Fallings Park and Uplands schools who submitted the winning entries for the competition to design a mascot for Wolverhampton Fairtrade City. The competition was organised jointly by the City Fairtrade Partnership and the Wolves Foundation and was the culmination of work done in schools in the run-up to Fairtrade Fortnight.