The stage is set, the star curtain glimmers and the smoke machine is primed.
It is that time of year again where the cream of the talent rises to the surface as the best two acts from each of the six houses at Bourne Academy perform their art for the judges attention.
This year, our judges were James DeSilva (local musician, composer, musical director and vocal coach), Helen Powell (recent Mayor of Bourne and Expressive Arts link governor here at BA) and Rebecca Beavis (music co-ordinator at Bourne Westfield). It was a tough task to pick a first, second and third place from a range of excellent talent where the level of the performances continue to get better and better year upon year.
The night itself was pure perfection and professionalism from the live TV studio camera with live link to a full intelligent lighting show operated by students as part of their Performing Arts course. Hairs stood up on the back of necks when eventual winner Will Silver sang his version of ‘You Give Me Something’ by James Morrison. Will, the lead singer of ‘Arco Miner’ (a band formed through the new BTEC Music course at KS4 led by Head of Music and virtuoso guitarist Mr Aaron Beeken) was on his own on this occasion and singing to a professional backing track, as students in this category had to perform within their colour houses. Keller House (Yellow) were victorious on this occasion then.
In the second act the new feature was a special ‘Battle Round’ where students were able to collaborate within the realms of a Dance-off, Drum-off, Gym-off and Sing-off. The overall winners of were Mays House (Green) as the Battle Round was well attended and the Dance-off expertly choreographed by Lauren Willis(Yr11).
Ted Fisk Head of Drama Department