A much acclaimed African drumming group from The Cheadle Academy has a new name.
Ngomo means 'drum' in Swahili and it was complete with new name that the group visited The National Trust's Summer Garden Party at Sudbury Hall, on Saturday, June 21.
After carefully studying professional examples, students cleverly applied animal face paints and taking up their authentic and beautifully decorated drums entertained visitors to the stunning Hall and gardens, by the lake.
The Cheadle Academy shared the billing with The Abbotsholme School Jazz Band and The Melbourne Male Voice Choir.
Ngomo already have bookings into 2015. The drums were bought last year by the very generous Cheadle Academy PTFA.
Director of Arts, Sarah Booth said: "Our students really value the relationship that we have with The National Trust. Whether they are entertaining visitors at Christmas on the Hall's fabulous staircase or performing at outside events, students gain tremendous confidence from live performances."
Student Chloe Busby said: "This has been amazing.
The setting is incredible and we were so pleased to play for the visitors.
"They enjoyed joining in with us and getting a feel for the drums and the African percussion."