Mr C. Minion, House System Leader, writes:
This year around 120 students took part in the annual House Music Competition, competing for the Dominic Caswell Trophy.
As in previous years, the Houses have to perform three pieces.
- The Choral Piece – a piece where houses can display their vocal and harmony prowess to the full (accompaniment/backing track allowed)
- The Instrumental Piece – live instruments only – no voices!
- The Free Choice – play anything, any combination of instruments/voices but it better impress!
No student could participate in the performance of more than two events (which includes conducting). Points were awarded for each event with a winner announced for each.
Other awards given were: Best Newcomer, Best Vocal Performance, Best Instrumental Performance, Mass Participation, Audience Prize, Special Award.
The winning House are the House with the most points at the end of the evening.
In between these rounds we had pieces by the Jazz Band and Uber Choir, Senior Choir, Stags and Vocailini, showing the variety and talent of students in the music department.
After a wonderful evening which encompassed all year groups and a huge variety of pieces, all chosen, arranged, directed and performed by the students we had our eventual winners.
The final positions after much deliberating were as follows:
1st : Ashridge
2nd : Knebworth
3rd : Brocket
4th : Hatfield/Sopwell
6th : Offley
Well done to all the students concerned and also thanks to the Sound and Light Crew, The Members of FOSS for supplying and serving refreshments, Mrs M Valentine for reprographics and Mr Crann and Mrs Jackson for their tireless work in the Music Department. If you haven’t yet visited www.stanboroughmusic.com for an insight into what goes on at Stanborough Music then please take time to have a look.