Our Loreto Jazz Band was invited to perform for the third time at Manchester Central Library’s Christmas open weekend on 16th December 2017. There was a fantastic atmosphere with performances from many arts organisations throughout the day. Our Jazz Band performed a 40-minute set of Christmas and Jazz classics and were absolutely brilliant, drawing a huge crowd of our own supporters, as well as many general public, who were amazed by the talent and professionalism of our students. They performed seasonal tunes such as A Big Band Christmas and Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody as well as classic Jazz numbers such as Watermelon Man, Jungle Boogie, It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing and Harlem Nocturne. The crowd were dancing, singing and joining in with some percussion and everyone had a fantastic time. Funds were also raised towards our Three Countries Concert Tour in July. Congratulations to all who performed.