Combermere School was the place to be last night as the sweet sound of steel pan music rang out across the Waterford, St. Michael school.
It was a fund-raising steel pan concert and, said Head of the Activity, Sports and Culture Committee Adzil Stuart, the idea came about so as to incorporate the activities of the Crop-Over Festival into the monthly reunion.
This concert took off at seven o’clock with Terry Mexican Arthur followed by Unity Orchestra, Pan in the Plaza, then Combermere Steel, Olakunde and David Ziggy Walcott and Mosaic finished it off with a bang.
The outdoor event, was not only for the fun and camaraderie but the funds raised go towards helping persons that are in need.
Such situations would include; payments on medical bills, improvements at the school and also assistance to past and present students and even staff members whom may find themselves in difficult situations.
Stuart stated that the Old Scholars Association, which is now trying to be registered as a charitable organisation, will be reaching a hallmark of 100 years in 2014.
They keep this Association alive with monthly reunions.
Stuart noted that even though they did not know what to expect it was a good turn out for the first time and they are looking to improve it for the next time around.
The next big event for Combermere School is the Twenty20 cricket match August 29 at the school grounds. (CJ)