It was standing room only as Songfest returned to its usual place in the Holmwood calendar. There was a buzz of excitement during the Element rehearsals, where each Element was given just an hour and a half to rehearse their previously unknown song. The theme this year was the noughties and the songs chosen were:
Air – Can’t Get You Out of my Head
Land – You Raise me Up
Water – Viva La Vida
To perform the incredibly difficult job of judging the competition we were delighted to be able to welcome back Barbara Ryan, who was the Pre-Prep Head of Music from 1989-2008. To allow the judge a bit of extra time to deliberate, the staff took to the stage for a rousing (and unique) rendition of the S Club 7 classic “Reach For The Stars”.
As well as the Element side of the competition, each year group had been rehearsing a song in their music lessons and as the judge took to the stage the tension was palpable. The Year Group competition was won by Year 8 and the winners of the Element competition were Air.
As you can see it is one of the highlights of the Holmwood year and enjoyed by everyone:
“I think it was excellent because the judge made it fair and everybody sang.” – Theo B
“It was amazing because everybody knew the words and did the right actions.” – Imogen B
“For the staff, this is the best night of the year. We loved singing the staff item.” – Mrs Ellison-Oakes
“Very well done to everyone, especially Year 8 and Air. A great evening!” – Mrs MitchellCategories: News Category 1