Thursday, 31 March 2011

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu!

Last night was great! I do love our music concerts. It's so lovely to see such a wide variety of students up on stage, singing and playing with such talent and confidence!

Miss Groom and Miss Hedges organised a great running order for the night and we were treated to the usual high standard of performance from both Key Stage 3 and 4 concert bands and choirs.

The evening was an opportunity for our Year 11's to say their musical goodbye as they performed for us one last time. They wowed us with a variety of solo and group performances of traditional, modern and self composed pieces.

The concert was also the début performance for Mr Duncan's Ukulele Orchestra, who played a 'mash-up' of Jason Mraz and Train! There was talk of a collaboration with the staff hand-chime group for the Summer concert... but you'll have to watch this space.

"I must say it was an absolutely fabulous concert! Mrs Hayden and I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a talented bunch! We especially enjoyed Jack Deeley, the compère for the night. A star for the future we think! Special mention for Jess Rew. What a beautiful voice." Miss Mainstone.
It's really great to see the ownership of the concert in the students' hands. Miss Groom and Miss Hedges seem to have the perfect amount of direction and management, whilst still allowing the students to take the lead and control aspects of their own performance. It generates a really exciting and 'raw' energy for the evening and I'm already looking forward to the Summer concert! Make sure you have 22nd June in your diaries and get your tickets early. This one was a sell-out!

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