Primaries Help Make a Sensational Autumn Concert
Monday, 15 November 2010
Local schoolchildren from nearby primary schools, Castle Hill and St Bernard's, joined the pupils of Bolton School to produce a sensational Boys' Division Autumn Concert. They were the 23rd and 24th local primary schools to take part in the annual concert. The Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and their teachers put in a lot of hard work in preparation for the big night and Director of Music in the Boys' Division, Mr Stephen Martin, praised them for their efforts, saying: "It is always a pleasure to work with such enthusiastic children and all the pupils in these two schools are clearly inspired by their teachers." They joined Bolton School Year 8 boys and a number of soloists from Years 8-13 in producing an upbeat grand finale to the evening - a Rock Medley, which included excerpts of Robbie Williams's Let Me Entertain You, Coldplay's Viva La Vida, Greenday's Holiday and Maroon 5's This Love.
It was standing room only for the audience, whose feet had been tapping from the start of the evening, when the School's Samba Band and Joint Concert Band opened the proceedings. The Percussion Ensemble performed a special Michael Jackson Tribute Medley and the Brass Group gave an impressive rendition of The Medallion Calls from Pirate of the Caribbean. As ever, the Senior and Advanced Guitar Groups provided some stunning and foot-tapping rhythms. The School's Joint Chamber Choir, conducted by Head of Music from the Girls' Division, Mr MacKenzie, offered some wonderful singing, and the Jazz Band, conducted by former pupil Ben Smith, had everyone swinging through their lively rendition of Don't Let the Sun Go Down. The evening ended with the Rock Medley which brought the house down!
Headmaster Mr Philip Britton concluded the evening by thanking all the pupils involved in providing such a memorable concert and Mr Martin and the Music Department for their endeavours in ensuring the night was such a success. He commented that: "Music at Bolton School represents everything that the school is about - pupils' wonderful individual performances but also learning how to work together as a team to achieve sensational results!"