Awards Evening 2018
Mrs Moorhouse would like to thank all the students and Community Choir members who performed at the Awards Evening on Tuesday night. She writes:
“Once again I was amazed by how all members of all ensembles responded to the fact that we had less than 2 weeks to prepare 6 different performances for our Awards Evening – I think maybe the Domino’s pizza which the Band and Sing inhaled last week might have a part to play in it (other pizza establishments are available). All I know is by the time I’d gone in for a slice it had all disappeared!
Wellington School Band opened the evening with their rousing rendition of Bingo Bango – a personal Basement Jaxx favourite of mine, where they all got into the spirit. I think the most challenging part of their performance were the slick moves. They’ll be pleased to know that I will be hanging up my Wellington School Band baton and Miss Lee our new Music teacher will be taking over in a week’s time. Thank goodness I hear you cry. Any instrumentalists out there we don’t know about why not start a new school year resolution by getting involved?
Our new Year 7s were told at the beginning of the week that they had big boots to fill – and didn’t they fill them well. I’m sure they even got bigger by half a size! Their performance of ‘Man in the Mirror’ was amazing, they delivered on everything I’d asked of them and more. It was really encouraging to see them take on board all the techniques to help project their voices and all working as an excellent team. They also performed well as the outgoing Sing with 7s’ backing singers, and led for this song by one of our Year 11 students Rachael Eckersley. Rachael had been given the responsibility of making sure that all the new Year 7s came in at the correct time for their backing vocals and she made sure that all of them kept their beady eyes on her throughout. Well done on an amazing job Rachael.
The outgoing Sing with 7s made sure they stood up to the 250+ Year 7 students throughout their rendition of ‘This Is Me’. Special mention here must also go to Lucy Allan and Eleanor Marsh who have run Sing with 7s for the past 18 months. Planning for the new Sing with 7s (first rehearsal was today) has already begun with repertoire in place for the Carol Service and the Bowdon Youth Festival so please encourage any new Year 7s to get involved.
Sing performed ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ beautifully, inspired by the Welsh choir who sang the Welsh version during the National Eisteddfod this year. If you’d like to compare versions and come to the conclusion that Sing did a much better job, make sure you follow the Music Department on Instagram @wellingtonschoolmusic or Twitter @Mus_Wellington.
The current Year 11 GCSE group performed ‘Seasons of Love’ from the musical ‘Rent’. A poignant love song which they performed with real emotion and passion.
A special thank you to all the members of the Community Choir who joined us for the last performance of the evening, a rendition of Gary Barlow’s ‘Sing’ which was written for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was absolutely amazing with all the choirs performing at their absolute best.
I must also thank Zoe Tomlinson and Olivia Percival who were our pianists as the audience entered the Bridgewater Hall as well as Ben Ryder, who also accompanied Sing. I hope he gave both of them some tips before he retires as our accompanist towards the end of Year 13.
Thank you to all the parents and relatives who also came to support all our students. I know you’ll agree that they really showed you the best of Wellington.”