Boys Impress in Seasonal Concert
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 saxophone.
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.