Last night we turned the volume up to 11 for the annual School of Rock concert. Tickets were sold out for this high octane event showcasing the musical talents of our students across all year groups. The theme of this year’s battle of the bands was ‘Born in the USA’, and for some of the Year 7 students that took part, this was the first time performing to a crowd since starting to learn their instruments at the beginning of term!
The night was kick-started by a staff bands who performed 'Word Up' (originally performed by Cameo) The night showed no signs of calming down, with the music getting the audience cheering, toe-tapping and hand-clapping along to an array of covers of both old and new American rock anthems.
Each student band was judged by a panel of guests consisting of guitar teacher Craig Barnett, Sedgemoor FM DJ Dave Englefield, proffessional Drummer Shaun Rigby and ex-Haygrove student and former Head Girl Francesca Smith.
The trophy for ‘Best Band Image’ went to Year 8 band, Millennium, whilst ‘Best Guitar Solo’ was given to Year 9 Sam Authers. The prestigious ‘School of Rock Champions 2017’ trophy was awarded to Year 10/11 band ‘Tuxedo Movement’ who performed a brilliant cover of 'The Pretender' by Foo Fighters. The award for KS3 Winning Band was 'Unity'. Both winning bands will go on to compete in the sedgemoor battle of bands, comprising of the best local talents!
The judges praised all of the students on their amazing performances and commented that many had really developed their musical talents over the last few years. It was absoulutely brilliant to see so many young people bravely getting up on stage and performing in front of such a large audience. The awesome talents, passion and supportive nature of our students continues to impress and make us proud here at Haygrove School.
A huge thanks goes to Mr Whiteoak for putting together a stunning show that no one will soon forget!
Who will be crowned next year's school of rock champions?!
School of Rock 2017 Appearances
3. Blue Smoke
4. White Rhino
5. The Unnamed
7. Soul Seekers
8. We Don’t Know
9. November Rain
11. Soul of Rock
12. Stellar Ghost
14. Tuxedo Movement