A Musical Week at BJS

Junior School Music

It was a music filled week on the lead up to half-term at Bablake Junior School.

Parents and pupils were treated to an excellent afternoon concert with a variety of performances from pupils across the school. From violin and flute solos to beautiful upbeat singing from the choir, the eclectic mix was appreciated by all who attended.

In addition to the concert, we also had the eagerly anticipated House Singing Competition! There has been a constant stream of music in the air at BJS as our three houses, Churchill, Eliot and Nelson, have been practising their singing ready for their performances.

On the Friday before half-term, the whole of BJS headed to the theatre to take part in the singing competition. Senior School Head of Music, Mr Crompton, was the guest judge who had the unenviable task of choosing the winner.

Up first were Eliot with their rendition of Beach Boys, Sloop John B, which they performed without a backing track...following in their footsteps were Nelson who with great gusto performed Ben E King's, Stand By Me. Closing the show Churchill came to the stage with the most upbeat song of the morning, Can't Stop The Feeling!, by Justin Timberlake, and their performance even included some break dancing!

After the three fantastic performances, Mr Crompton came to the stage to deliver his verdict. He firstly congratulated everyone on their performances and explained what he enjoyed about each song. He also told us what he thought made a good performance which included entry and exit onto the stage, stage presence and having the confidence to make a performance your own.

It was with these things in mind that he announced Eliot as the winners! Well done to everyone involved and thank you to Mr Crompton for being our judge.


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