Spring Music Concert - May 2009

As usual the spring concert was performed to a house of excited parents. The concert began with the Jazz band performing a swinging version of Glen Miller’s In the Mood providing an arousing and foot-tapping opening.

As by tradition, the year 13 students performed pieces selected themselves, some of which were recently prepared for A level. These were presented in an extremely professional manner as well as being performed truly from the heart. To conclude their performance, a vocal duet of For Good from the musical ‘Wicked’ gave us a soulful and moving introduction to what promises to be a successful musical future.

The concert also saw the first ever performance of the Samba band, which was made up entirely from classroom preparation on instruments new to the school. The combination of new ensembles and old, as well as solos from students as young as year 8 demonstrated the talent and dedication from the students at Jack Hunt School. One example of this was a fluent and expressive clarinet performance. The same student later sang a song that prompted both supportive and glowing comments from members of the audience.

The evening ended with a stunning performance from the senior choir, who sang songs that were recently performed extremely successfully at the Peterborough Music Festival. Overall, the concert had a relaxed atmosphere with high quality performances and informative comments from Mr Walmsley which helped to give the evening some continuity.

The concert proved an excellent vehicle to say farewell our dedicated students who gave their final performance in the concert; Daniel Lodge, Amy Garratty, Jessica Stanley-Jones, Natalie Thatcher, Simon Henry, Charlotte McIlravie and Matthew Morton.

Lisa Hardy