To acknowledge the wonderful achievements and talents of our most senior musicians, we held our annual Senior Musicians’ Dinner and Entertainments just prior to the Year 13s starting their study leave. The evening consisted of a drinks reception followed by a formal meal and a showcase of performances, and all the students looked incredible in their black tie outfits.
The catering team, who provided and prepared all the amazing food for the attendees, were excellent and phenomenally accommodating and we cannot thank them enough for all the work they do. The food was delicious, and the venue looked simply magnificent.
The entertainment section of the evening followed the meal and was the main highlight of the event. Ms Bouckley, Nathanael, and Shai delivered heartfelt and celebratory speeches that recognised how special the music department is to so many people. Myself and Fran then treated the students to an informal, joke prize-giving where all the fantastic memories of our time at the music school resurfaced. Winners received kazoos, chocolates and maybe just the slightest amount of embarrassment!
Then, a total of around 30 staff and pupils took to the stage to perform a wide variety of musical items, from barbershop tunes, to classical arrangements on ½ size violins, to the chaos of a glorious kazoo choir. Overall, the performances were thoroughly enjoyable and the marvellous rendition of ‘Party in the U.S.A’ ensured that everyone in attendance was up on their feet, dancing and singing along. Many thanks to all of the tech team, and our music tech prefect Miles, for all the work they did in making sure the entertainment ran smoothly.
The whole evening was a huge success and on behalf of all the music prefects, I would like to thank everyone for making this event so special. The music department is like a family to me and that is entirely down to all the exceptional people that make it such a delightful place.
And on behalf of all Year 13 students: To the truly wonderful staff, thank you for absolutely everything.
“I’ve had the time of my life… and I owe it all to you.”
Joshua Pau, Music Prefect