A whole school of musical talent

Described by many as ‘the best night of the school year’, last night’s house music competition certainly lived up to its billing as an enraptured (and partisan) audience were entertained by each of the five school houses.

Following weeks of rehearsal, and with the support of the Music department team, all 483 pupils of the school took to the stage at some point in the evening, performing in solos, ensembles and the all-important house unison song. Adjudicating, Mr Rupert Drury, Director of Music at King Edward’s School, Bath, said that it had been a tough call to make the final decisions, before delivering his verdict on the evening’s performances as follows:

Best House Unison Song: Gate Best House Ensemble: Wolverton Best House Solo: Manor Best Conductor: Guy (Gate) Best Accompanist: Arthur (Manor) Best Overall House: Wolverton

Head, Mrs Thomson, congratulated all the pupils, adding, “It was a fantastic event with music of a really high standard. However, what stood out for us the most was the way in which all the pupils supported each other. I would like to congratulate, in particular, the soloists for what must be the most nerve-wracking thing to do and the ensembles, who really looked as though they were enjoying every minute. And of course, a huge well done to Wolverton for three incredible performances.”