A huge congratulations to the Music department for showcasing our amazingly talented pupils at CCYD. Last night over 300 guests including parents, guardians, relatives, staff and governors were treated to a festive array of both singing and instrumentals.
Compèred by Liam O’Brien the event started with our Brass group tackling a Christmas version of the latest catchy tune “Jingle Shark”. A firm favourite with all ages as you cannot help but wiggle a foot or join in with the hand gestures.
We were mesmerised by how talented and confident our pupils are with beautiful vocal solo’s from Caitlin White, Morgan Hoad, Kiera Hill, Lahn Ihme and Loren Taylor. As well as these, the school choir left us speechless with bold voices, key changes and perfect harmonies which left many an audience member with a tear in their eye.
As well as the singers we also heard instrumental performances from Eeva Salo on the trumpet, Ben Walker on the saxophone, and Josh Ryan on the viola. We then heard from the group performances from Years 9,10,11,12 and 13 who are all working either in preparation for future exams or perfecting their talents for current exams at both GCSE and BTEC. The groups included both singers and instrumental pieces.
A big thank you to our peripatetic teachers for their help and support with the pupils and also to the head boy and head girl who read a moving tribute about Christmas Day in 1914. The evening came to a close with a Christmas prayer read by our Headteacher Tracey Wellington and a speech to echo the schools moto in “Taking Pride”. “Our pupils are the epitome of what CCYD stands for, pupils that take pride, take pride in there appearance, take pride in their learning, and take pride in their performance. They are an asset to their families, the school and indeed the community. Events such as these are not possible without the hard work and dedication of staff. Our Music department are an inspiration to these students and I know that many of these pupils will go on to inspire others in the future.