Search

Romford marching band the Haverettes to wow at Disneyland Paris

07:00 19 November 2013

The Haverettes at an Elm Park fun day

The Haverettes at an Elm Park fun day

Archant

Female-only marching band the Haverettes will swap Havering for France next week when they perform at Disneyland Paris.

The group, who practice at Redden Court School, Cotswold Road, are set to entertain vacationing families on Friday November 29 after raising £11,000 for the trip.

They will take part in a “pre-parade” before Mickey Mouse and his friends emerge for their spectacular.

Haverettes secretary Leanne O’Connell said: “It is absolutely fantastic and the girls are so excited. They are over the moon.”

The trip was made possible through Disneyland’s performing arts scheme, which invites groups to apply for the chance to visit the theme park.

However, Leanne, who sat through a “few anxious weeks” with the girls, aged between eight and 25, did not think the Haverettes would be chosen.

“If you haven’t got the [right] amount of people they usually put you on a small stage and that is the only place they can let you perform,” she said.

“But they accepted us. We didn’t think we would get into the parade, so when we found out it was even better.”

The club, chosen after sending in an audition tape, sprung into action to raise the £9,500 they needed, organising boot sales, collecting money on the street and playing at shops.

The extra money will be poured back into the club, as it needs to find a new venue.

Leanne added: “All the hard work paid off as they reached their target and a little more, which was a fantastic achievement.

“The girls are practising every Tuesday and Thursday, learning new tunes and the Christmas songs to play in the parade.

“So the hard work is still continuing, but they are all really excited and can’t wait to get out there.”

For more information on the band, visit www.haverettes.org.uk.

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A friend of Charlie Kutyauripo’s told the Old Bailey that he was stabbed to death due to an argument over a tracksuit.

Yesterday, 16:51
The planned map for the full night-tube service, with the central and Victoria lines due to open on August 19

It has been confirmed this week that Transport for London’s first all-night tube services will begin on August 19.

Yesterday, 15:06
The restored bridge in Parklands in Upminster

Park enthusiasts have completed their mission to restore a dilapidated bridge to its former glory.

Yesterday, 14:04
Coopers Company and Conborn School in Upminster hosted a Kids Expo. Alfie Grimley, five and Harry Stormonth, five on the slide

More than 2,000 people enjoyed fun activities at the Kids Activity Expo on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:34
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A man who has pleaded guilty to having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances is due to appear in court this afternoon (Thursday).

Yesterday, 11:28
A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car Picture: Google Maps

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car.

Yesterday, 10:51
Havering's London Assembly member Keith Prince at Gallows Corner

Sadiq Khan will be asked to support calls for a second flyover to ease congestion at Gallows Corner, Romford, tomorrow (Wednesday).

Yesterday, 10:14
Rom Valley Way car park Picture: Google Maps

The Rom Valley Way car park closed last night and will no longer be available to those visiting Queen’s Hospital.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe