Bingley Grammar School


Summer Music Concert

On the evening of Tuesday 10th July, our Music department welcomed friends and family to our Summer Concert where our music groups and soloists entertained our guests with many different genres of music.

The evening began with our soloist singers entertaining our guests with 30 minutes of cabaret whilst everyone arrived and found their seats.

The concert was kicked off in style by the Eagles percussion group playing ‘March Monday’ followed by the Bass Trio with the Theme from Madagascar.

Next our student led Swing band performed a flawless rendition of the ‘I’m a Believer’ from Shrek the Musical and a Grease Medley.

Our Grade 1 drummers took to the stage and each performed a drum piece from their exam repertoire – Mrs Oliver presented the group with their well-earned grade certificates after their performances.

After that one of our student led groups, the clarinet group, impressed the audience with two pieces entitled ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Entry of the Gladiators’.

One of our accomplished Yr 13 musicians Beatrice performed a moving flute solo before which our Deputy Headteacher Mrs Dean and Head of Music Mrs Oliver thanked Beatrice, and another of our talented Yr 13 musicians Izzy, for all their hard work and dedication to Music over their time at the school.

Next, another of our Yr 13 students, Amy, sang an emotional song by Rhianna and Mrs Dean presented her with her Grade 8 vocal exam certificate.

Two of our electric guitar students in Year 7 each took to the stage to demonstrate their new skills. Both Aidan and Finn did a great job!

Then there was a change of pace as Yr 10 student Aina drummed a high energy piece entitled ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. Mrs Oliver presented Aina with her Grade 2 with Merit exam certificate.

After a short interval our student led group the Saxophonics played the foot-tapping ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from the musical Hairspray followed by the theme from Chicken Run.

The Eagles percussion group played a second piece entitled ‘Pizza in Piza’ which was followed by a drum solo from Isaac who passed his Grade Debut with distinction recently.

Next to take to the stage was our Orchestra who played three pieces beautifully entitled, ‘Libertango’, ‘Oblivion’ and ‘Pirates of the Carribean’.

Yr 7 Poppy then performed ‘Take Me to Church’ singing and playing the Electric Guitar, and to round off the evening our Vocale singing group performed ‘Wings’ harmonising perfectly.

Mrs Oliver and Mr Sykes would like to thank everyone involved for making the Summer Concert so successful. Our Music students spend hours and hours of their own time taking lessons and practising in student led groups and we value their effort and dedication greatly.

We would also like to say thank you and best wishes to any of our Yr 11 and 13 students who are leaving us this year. Their contribution to the department is much appreciated and they will be deeply missed.

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