On Monday 12 June, the Music Department held the final Music Scholar’s Concert of the year. Our Scholars performed their solos superbly and with great confidence.
We were treated to a wide array of musical styles from Beethoven to Bizet, and all the way up to the modern sound of Billie Eilish. Ruhan V (Weymouth House) performed an original composition on a drum kit which was filled with rhythmic complexity making it an exciting piece for the audience to listen to. The Lower Sixth Quintet put a Jazz piece together entitled ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ by Chet Baker.
This involved all five players performing improvised solos, which is a very impressive skill to have at their age. The Music Scholars are a real credit to the Music Department and the School overall. Their passion, dedication and commitment have helped the Music School to run successfully this year and were evident in the high standard of performances. Well done to all the Scholars who performed; a particular mention goes to Edward B (Weymouth House) as this was his first concert as a Music Scholar and he played his solo ‘Ornithology’ by Charlie Parker, excellently.
Thank you to all the parents and friends who attended the concert, your continued support really helps our Scholars thrive and allows them to have the important opportunity to perform their pieces to a large and encouraging audience. A big thanks to Mr Jaekel (Visiting Music Teacher) for accompanying the scholars and to the Visiting Music Teachers whose work behind the scenes is what allows our musicians to flourish.
Residential Graduate Assistant