The 2017 House Music Festival matched the quality and entertainment of previous celebrations of our musical talent.
Every House had the freedom to present a cameo showcasing its musical talent, with the task of directing each show being the responsibility of our House Cultural captains.
Mr Tim Crompton, Director of Music, spoke for everyone, saying: "There was a very high standard of music presented by each of Bablake's four houses. The tremendous spirit and enthusiasm shown by every performer made a tremendous impression on all those present and the Cultural Captains deserve much credit for their excellent dedication. Ultimately the event is a festival, not a competition, so the judges had a very difficult task 'scoring' the categories nominated by our House Heads."
No-one would disagree with Mr Crompton's sentiments and, indeed, he and the Headmaster, as judges, certainly had a very difficult task.
After final deliberation, the following awards were announced:
Best Group Vocal
Winner: Bayley - Grace Giles and James McCook.
Runner Up: Wheatley - Georgia Gamble, Crystal Ng and Rebecca Smith.
Best Solo Vocal
Winner: Bayley - Hattie Morris.
Runner Up: Bayley - James McCook.
Best Original Choreography
Winner: Wheatley - Chorus - 'Under Pressure'.
Runner Up: Fairfax - Dance group.
Best Group Instrumental
Winner: Crow - Brahms 'Lullaby' - Flute ensemble.
Runner Up: Bayley - 'Hound dog' - Wind Ensemble.
Best Solo Instrumental
Winner: Fairfax - Harry Scott-Burt.
Runner Up: Crow - Anna White.
Best Overall Show
Runner Up: Wheatley.
Well done to everyone who participated and supported the show in any way.Once again, Bablake at its creative best was the winner all evening!