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School House wins the House Music Festival 2018

25 September 2018

The entire senior school gathered today in St. Andrew’s Hall for the culmination of this year’s House Music Festival.  A high level of choral and instrumental pieces were performed across two days, with pupils keen to collect points for their house. The Principal Adjudicator was Sara Brimer Davey, who joined the world-renowned Swingles in 2009.

Sam Todd (drums), Katja Ruda (violin) and Jonathan Jolly (saxophone) were all in contention for the Bernard Burrell Memorial Prize, having been judged to be the best three performances of the instrumental solo classes during the House Music Festival. Jonathan won this year's Bernard Burrell Memorial Prize award.

The House Shout followed; a chance for each house to demonstrate their musical abilities as an ensemble. The choice of music ranged from Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' to George Michael's 'Faith'. Nelson were awarded first prize with their hearty rendition of George Ezra's 'Shotgun'!

Despite this it was School House who ended up winning the overall prize for the House Cup, made up of the scores for the individual, ensemble and full house pieces.  

 

The results are as follows:

House Music Festival Cup

1st School

2nd Brooke

3rd Parker

 

House Shout

1st Nelson – Shotgun

2nd Valpy – Video Killed the Radio Star

3rd School - Faith 

4th Repton– Ain't no Mountain high Enough

5th Seagrim– Sweet Caroline

6th Coke –  Grace Kelly

Joint 7th Parker and Brooke - You're the Voice and Everlasting Love           

 

All photographs from House Music can be found here. 

The full programme for House Music can be seen here.

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