Every year, our pupils amaze us - they go from strength to strength. For example, in recent years we have seen the Jazz Band reach a standard that has enabled them to be selected to perform at both Disneyland Paris and the Royal Albert Hall. In July 2019 the band were on tour in Belgium, performing in both Ostend and De Panne. They were warmly received by the Belgian locals who praised the band highly for their level of professionalism and even gave them a standing ovation!
Throughout the year we offer an extensive concert programme internally which includes at least one major concert a term, plus several Recital Evenings, or perhaps Performance Platform Evenings to celebrate our talented soloists of all standards. We also arrange Music BBQ Evenings, where the pupils provide a fantastic musical programme whilst the audience enjoy a fabulous BBQ.
In addition to internal concerts, we also give pupils the opportunity to perform at The Spotlight, where we hold our Christmas Concert. Over 200 pupils participate and perform to an audience of around 400.
One of our new ventures last year was to reinstate the House Music Competition which proved to be extremely competitive and unearthed some outstanding talent from all year groups.