The WHEC showband won a number of prestigious awards in the 1990s and played at some extremely high profile events. They were well known locally and featured regularly in the Sentinel. In 1995 they won the top prize at the Child Of Achievement Competition in London, beating 15 other schools from across the UK. As part of the competition, the band had to raise money for local projects and raised £1,300 that was distributed to local organisations. They played that year at the Tall Ships Race, and at the Edinburgh Jazz festival. You can read about their achievement by clicking here on Sentinel February 1995, and on Sentinel April 1995.