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Previous Alumni Events
2015 Leavers' Reunion
It was a pleasure to have welcomed back over 50 of last year's leavers to the School for our first ever reunion. If you would like to organise a reunion with your year or any other group you were part of, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist you with the arrangements.
Gala Music Concert
On Friday, 6th June, members of our Alumni Association joined staff and pupils for a memorable evening of musical entertainment to celebrate our 350th Anniversary.
The format of the concert took us through a musical history of the school, from its foundation to present day. Readings between the performances told the story of Sir Thomas Rich and his dedication to creating an educational establishment for boys in Gloucester City, leading us to the present day.
The Concert opened with the Chamber Choir performing ‘If Ye Love me’ by Tallis, dated 1560, and was followed by a Reading introducing Sir Thomas Rich’s birth in 1601. A number of 16th -19th Century pieces included Chaconne – Purcell (1680) by the String Group, an impressive Cello solo by Jacob Barns of Conerto in C Movt 1 by Haydn, and performances by the String Group, Choir and Orchestra completed the first half of the concert.
The Second half covered 1929 to 2003, during which years the school moved from the City, to its present location in Longlevens. Upbeat pieces, such as the Jazz Band entertaining us with a lively mix including “Ain’t Misbehavin” and a Tribute to Glen Miller, created a light and modern atmosphere. The Beatles, Queen, Madonna were all included, and the Brass Band concluded the concert with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the Hall Roofs raised by all present singing ‘Tommies Psalm’.
350th Anniversary Cathedral Service
We were pleased to have welcomed over 40 Alumni Members to our Service of Thanksgiving at Gloucester Cathedral on 26th May, 2016.
The service began with a grand Trumpet Fanfare to welcome the procession representing the school community, and guests including the Canon in Residence and the Bishop of Coventry. Continuing tradition, the Cathedral resounded to the Tommy’s Psalm being heartily sung, led by our boys, reminding us of the Schools foundation.
The Reading was taken from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians – well known and true of our school values - and was followed by a ‘Reflection’ by Mr Alan Pilbeam, a former Headmaster. A moving and sincere Address was given by the Lord Bishop of Coventry, after which the School Choir sang ‘Ave Verum’ by Elgar. The school Brass Group, conducted by Mr Matthew Morgan, Headmaster, accompanied the organ for the hymns, which included ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’, and also the National Anthem which concluded the service.
A reception was held afterwards in our Sports Pavilion which gave everyone the opportunity to relax, reminisce and share memories both old and in the making. It would seem our most elderly Alumni member – 93 years old – was present and with his colleague, also a past pupil, kept a number of others present enthralled with their life stories. It is such occasions that show the strength of bonds formed between our pupils, past and present. Friendships that are renewed through the Alumni Association are welcomed and go from strength to strength. We, as a school, feel privileged to be a part of such reunions and look forward to many more being re-established through our Alumni events.
70 Years of Rugby
In conjunction with the 350th anniversary of Sir Thomas Rich’s, 2016 also marks the 70th anniversary of when rugby was first played by the school. This was celebrated with a day of rugby at the school, followed by a black tie dinner. It was a very successful event with 327 attendees from Years 1958 to our current sixth form.