Last week, the music department gave its annual May concerts, which were a resounding success. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, all the major groups from the music department gave oustanding performances, which were the culmination of a year of hard work by the students involved. The concerts were introduced by Year 13 students Chris George and Judith Scholes in a highly professional manner and highlights from the concerts were excerpts from ‘My Fair Lady’ by the Choir, Chamber Orchestra performances of original compositions by Calvin Cheung, ‘Sex Bomb’ by the Swing Band, a Symphony Orchestra performance of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance no 8, and Tony Bridgewater’s Toccatas performed by the Concert Band finished the concerts. For the 3rd year running, Mr Collins (OSH percussion teacher) presented a performance by the Percussion Ensemble and pre-concert entertainment was provided in the Foyer by the Training Orchestra and the Saxophone Quartet.
We always miss our outgoing Year 13 students and wonder how we will replace them but the outgoing Year 13 students have been particularly special and talented, with bright futures ahead of them. Many are going on to higher education to study Music (including the Royal Northern College of Music and Cambridge) and we wish them every success in their chosen careers.