5th June 23
Parents and pupils enjoyed a marvellous evening of music provided by the 70 pupils from Year 3 to 6 who play or sing in one of the school’s many ensembles. The rock band got the concert off to a great start and were followed by the Year 3 recorder club’s first public performance given with great confidence and enthusiasm. The Year 4 choir then strutted their stuff with ‘Basin Street Blues’ and a super rendition of ‘Shotgun’ with some free-style dancing. The junior samba band also gave their first ever performance to great acclaim and the Year 4 recorder club showed off the fantastic progress they have made in the last year. The Year 5 choir excelled with three songs, all in 2- or 3-part harmony; a Congolese song ‘a cappella’ (no accompaniment), the Chattanooga Choo Choo (with additional train sounds and whistles) and their favourite – ‘Heatwave’ (complete with sunglasses!) The recorder consort then gave a masterclass of excellent ensemble playing with two complex pieces in several parts and the evening was finished off in great style by the string orchestra (Singin’ in the Rain) and the wind band (Watermelon Man). Everyone went home in good spirits and humming a tune!