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Monday, 04 April 2011
Bolton School Junior Boys welcomed in the Spring with a host of
seasonal music and song in the annual Spring Concert.
The Boys' Division Great Hall was packed with family and
friends who enjoyed performances from the schools' bands and
ensembles and both the Lower and Upper School Choirs, along with
solo performances from the boys on a number of different musical
instruments including drums, guitar, piano, cornet, cello, and
The guitar ensemble played The Beatles' 'Yesterday' and
'Norwegian Wood', while the Year 6 band performed a 'Final
Countdown' Medley. The Wind Band's renditions of John Higgins'
'Latin Fire' and Sherman's 'Supercalifragilistic' rang out loudly
in the hall, while the Strings Group treated the audience to K and
D Blackwell's 'Cap'n Jack's Hornpipe'. Among the solos, Harvey
Haworth played Mamma Mia on the saxophone, Hassaan Hussain
performed 'It's Your Day' on the piano, George Morgan played 'Pink
Panther' on the cello and Adam Critchlow performed a drum solo
entitled 'Monkey Drums'.
To end the concert the audience were treated to a vibrant Elton
John Medley performed by the whole school. There was a collection
for Ondukuta Combined School in Namibia which the Junior School is
partnered with. The partnership was formed through the Diocese of
Manchester, which has formal links with the Anglican Diocese
Namibia in Southern Africa, and benefits both schools as they share
and learn from one another. The funds will go towards teaching and
learning resources and ICT development, and in the future the
Ondukuta School hopes to be able to build a library, science
laboratory and meeting hall.
The concert was a celebration of music in the school and also
helps develop a key aspect of the music curriculum as children
learn more of what it means to be committed to rehearse for an
event and subsequently perform to an audience.
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