Beth Cuckson and Oliver Dunkley (one of the new members of the reporting team for the BBEC music blog) here to keep you up to date on all the activity going on in the music dept. Today we're going to tell you about our performances at the Awards Evening and the Christmas Concert.
At the Awards Evening we had the Concert Band, the Vocal Trio and Quartet and the Swing Band showing everyone what the music dept. are made of! The Concert Band opened the Concert with "Hey Mr Banjo" which went down a storm! We then heard the Trio's unique "Polly Wolly Doodle" which was a pleasant surprise! After the presentation of Tutor Group and Subject Prizes. The Swing Band performed "Spinning Wheel" and then, after the presentation of the Year 11 Certificates, the lively "At The Hop". We then had the presentation of the Speacial Awards followed by the Vocal Quartet who blew us away with "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man". Finally, after a vote of thanks by our head-boy and head-girl: Tom Flewder-Barker and Kirsty Brockelhurst, the Concert Band ended the Concert on a high with "Just The Way You Are" - sadly thought, not the song by Bruno Mars!
At the Christmas Concert we had a lot more going on. We had: the Concert Band, the Choir, the Vocal Quartets 1&2, the Clarinet, Flute and Violin Ensembles, the Trio, the French Choir, the Swing Band, the Vocal Duet, the Six
Voices and Vocal accompanied by Guitars. As always, the Concert Band opened the Concert with "Instant Christmas Concert". We then had the Choir with "The Christas Song" which was followed by the Vocal Quartet 1 with "O Holy Night". Next came the Clarinet Ensemble with "Christmas Medley" which was then followed by the Vocal Quartet 2 with "Little Saint Nick". After that, we had the Flute Ensemble playing "Ding Dong Merrily on High" which was followed with the Trio who sang "We Three Camels". The penultimate performance of the first half went to the Choir, who sang "Mary's Lullaby" with solo's from Laura Oldfield and Beth Wolstenholme. The Concert Band finished off the first half with the Partridge and the Pear. The second half was started off by the Swing Band with three numbers : Let it Snow, God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen and Frosty the Snowman. The concert band followed that with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We then heard the french chior sing two numbers: Amier and Petit Papa Noel which was followed by the Violing Ensemble who played Jingle Bells. Next, there was the Vocal Duet of Morgan Chilton and Charlotte Grundy who sang Scots Nativity which was followed with Six Voices who sang Away in a Manger. We then had Vocals accompanied with Guitars we had three songs which were: Last Christmas that was sung by Chloe Connor; The Only Exception which was sung by Pippa Gale and All I Want For Christmas is You which was sung by Becky Lund. After this we heard the final song from the choir which was Ding Dong Doh. The peniltimate performance of the evening was the Concert Band with Christmas Swings. Finally, we had both the choir and the concert band wishing everyone a merry christmas.
We hope hearing about these past events has convinced you to keep your eyes peeled for furture events.
Beth and Oliver signing off!