Boys Rock the Great Hall
Monday, 09 July 2012
Bolton School Boys' Division rocked the great hall with a sensational Summer Concert, culminating in a 'We Will Rock You' Queen medley involving all of Year 7 and Year 6 pupils from two local Primary Schools.
The evening opened with a dramatic entrance from the Samba band who took centre stage to perform 'Get Up and Go For It', followed by the Joint Senior Concert Band with selections from 'Wicked' and 'Excerpts from Fantasia on British Sea Songs'.An Organ solo by year 10 pupil Andrew Clelland was next to captivate the audience, followed by the Brass Group with their performance of 'Slow March - Scipio' and their foot tapping rendition of 'The Bare Necessities'. Throughout the evening there were performances from several of the many ensembles that rehearse each week at the School. These included the Percussion Ensemble, the Advanced Guitar Group, and the Joint Jazz band, who had everyone swinging through their rendition of 'Walking on Sunshine'.
Year 12 pupil Toby Cowling who was named Senior Young Musician of the Year 2012, performed a stunning Marimba duet with Mr Forgrieve and winners of Battle of the Bands 2012 'Absolution' performed 'Dani California' by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The dramatic finale of the evening was the Queen Medley. The whole of Year 7 and Year 6 pupils from Oxford Grove Primary and Gilnow Primary, joined forces with soloists from Years 11 to 13 to belt out a series of Queen anthems, as performed earlier in the year in the School production of 'We Will Rock You', and ending the night emphatically with a loud and rousing 'We Are The Champions'.
Director of Music at Bolton School Boys' Division, Mr Stephen Martin, said:"I would like to thank the teachers from Oxford Grove and Gilnow Primary for all their hard work in preparing their Year 6 pupils for our Queen Medley. It is always a pleasure to work with such enthusiastic children. My sincere thanks to all the staff involved and a huge well done to all the children singing here tonight - I'm sure you will have made the audience proud."