On Saturday, an expectant crowd gathered in the Memorial Hall ready to be entertained. The evening was full of fantastic performances and every performer clearly enjoying themselves. The Upper School performed first, followed by the Lower School.
The standard was high and with a wide range of genres from Hip hop to Jazz and songs dating back to the 1960s and some contemporary numbers. The atmosphere in the building was uplifting and the audience supported every musician fully, spending more time on their feet cheering than sitting in their chairs.
There were large and small bands, with some solo artists as well, and it was nice to see instruments, such as, violin, cello and saxophone playing along with the more traditional, guitar, bass, piano and drums. What stood out was how tight the performances were with some exceptional musicality and energy on stage. The quality of the vocalists was also very high with some amazing performances from both Upper and Lower School singers.
What is so encouraging is that all of the bands are pupil led and to be able to achieve such high standards is a great achievement, particularly with such a busy academic programme of exams during this period.
I really enjoyed the diversity of the performances and the fact that we had so many people involved. I would like to encourage more pupils to take part in the next concert in the Michaelmas term. Thank you to all Upper Sixth pupils and other leavers, for your hard work this year.
Master in Charge of Music Technology