America’s Got Talent runner-up plays at school

Saline Fiddlers play at Etonbury Academy

Saline Fiddlers play at Etonbury Academy - Credit: Archant

A BAND which made the final of America’s Got Talent entertained students at a school last week.

Etonbury Academy in Arlesey played host to the Saline Fiddlers when it officially opened its new theatre.

The group of 40 16-to-19-year-old Christians finished fourth in the American version of the talent show, where they were described as “a model example of America’s youth”. The group play a mix of music, ranging from Celtic to bluegrass and swing.

It was the first opportunity for the school to show off its theatre, which cost £50,000 and was opened by Kirsty Smith, chief executive officer of CBM – formerly the Christian Blind Mission.

Lee Searle, community head of CBM, who arranged the event, said: “A full house at Etonbury helped create a magical atmosphere, with students, parents and teachers dancing the night away, and also raised funds for our charity.”

CBM is the largest Christian disability charity in the world and the official partner of the United Nations.