Music Staff Play at Houses of Parliament

On Tuesday 14th June Sandbach School music teachers Ian Raisbeck and John Barber performed in Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament for the National Prayer Breakfast.fod2

Both Ian & John are members of the world famous Foden’s Band who accepted an invitation of local MP Fiona Bruce to play at the event which hosted 730 dignitaries including Archbishop of Canterbury, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Speaker of House of Commons, Speaker of House of Lords, Church Leaders from across the country and over 100 MPs.

Opportunities to perform at Houses of Parliament are few and far between, with very few events requiring musical performers being held each year (and those that do employing military musicians). Sandbach & Congleton MP Fiona Bruce spoke last February of her 6 year ambition to find a way for Foden’s to perform at Westminster, which came to fruition at the Prayer Breakfast.