The competition continues to get tougher and tougher with an even higher standard of bands performing this year than ever before.
The evening began with a rousing performance of ‘This Love’ by Maroon 5, performed by the exciting Junior School of Rock. This warmed up the expectant audience nicely for the KS3 bands who appeared in the first half.
The Thirteenth Floor, made up entirely from students in year 7 eventually won this category, but they faced stiff competition from Undonne with their version of ‘Counting Stars’ and 5 2 1 who included an original song ‘Don’t Say No’ written by Inthira Mckenzie.
After the interval, we were treated to 3 wonderful performances from the 3 KS4 and 5 bands. Another Band Name, eventual winners of the KS4/5 prize included ‘Thanks for the Memories’ in their set. TBC included fantastic choreography and high energy too in their version of “Runaway Baby’, but the overall winners were Blackbirds with their new take on Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ and an atmospheric performance of ‘ Empire State of Mind’ with fantastic vocals from Thien Tran and rapping from Igor Vogels.
Senior School of Rock performed ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ while the judges made their difficult decision before Blackbirds performed as a finale to the evening.
Thanks to all the musicians who performed and and the audience who made this an evening to remember!
Ian Alexander / Director of Music