Young musicians’ fanfare for Olympic Torch

The Oakley Rangers, who will be among 100 young musicians providing a fanfare for the Olympic Torch Relay when it comes to Corby on Monday
The Oakley Rangers, who will be among 100 young musicians providing a fanfare for the Olympic Torch Relay when it comes to Corby on Monday
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The Olympic Torch Relay will be welcomed to Corby by a fanfare provided by 100 young musicians.

Four bands will be set up along Westcott Way in the town and will belt out the iconic Chariots of Fire tune as the torch passes.

The music will be played by the Oakley Rangers, Kingswood School Orchestra, Brooke Weston Academy Concert Band and Lodge Park Soul Band.

The production has been organised by Paul Balmer and Cllr Judy Caine, deputy mayor of Corby, with funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Paul Balmer, who runs the Oakley Rangers, said: ‘We wanted as many young people as possible to share the Olympic Flame experience and remember it in the future.

“The 2012 motto is Inspiring a Generation, a worthy aim.”

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “I can’t think of anything more apt for the youngsters to showcase as the Olympic Torch travels through Corby. I’m sure that this will give the last leg of the Corby route a real feel-good buzz and help our borough really get into the spirit and celebrations of the 2012 Games.

“Good luck to all of the musicians. I’m sure that this is a performance that they will be able to talk about for years to come.”