DECADES of music were celebrated as Rastrick High School marked its 20th anniversary.
A special concert at the Central Methodist Church in Brighouse marked the occasion.
The school was re-named in 1986 following comprehensive re-organisation and the bringing together of the former Reins Wood and Rastrick Grammar Schools.
At the first prize-giving evening held at the school in January 1987 the then headteacher Peter Clark said: "The opportunities available to the pupils of Rastrick High School are far superior to the combined opportunities offered in their previous schools, and our pupils are eagerly taking advantage of them.
"Many pupils are now able to gain far more from their school life than before re-organisation."
The school, which has a strong reputation for music has a concert band, Big Band, choirs, guitar ensemble and clarinet choir who took part in the celebrations.
Several former students took part as guest soloists and there was also the first performance of a piece of specially-commissioned
music by Chris Binns.
Contributions were made from the swing era, with authentic American GI uniforms, music from the 60s including a Beatles medley, and an arrangement from "Lord of the Rings".
Former Head of music Peter Lynch conducted a piece from the film "Top Gun", a favourite of Peter Clark.