Following on from their musical success in the Bourne Rotary Young Musician competition Bourne Westfield’s choir and jazz band went on to compete in the eastern semi-final held in Thrapston on Saturday 8th February with both categories scooping first prize.
Supported by a large group of family and friends the jazz band executed a musical rendition from Grease along with Boogie Blues.
Judges reported: “A lot to commend here, rhythmically alert and tight.”
The choir, competing against two other school choirs brought the audience close to tears with their expertly sung ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Hallelujah’.
Judges commented on ‘A strong heartfelt performance, very well done.’
Sainsbury’s Bourne very kindly sponsored the purchase of long sleeved white shirts for all the children, and store manager Nikki Richardson commented: “Having previously worked with the school with Active Kids, Art and Music, we are really proud to be able to support Bourne Westfield with the Rotary Young Musician Competition and are delighted to hear about their success.”
Music Co-ordinator at the school Rebecca Beavis commented: “Saturday was an amazing day for our children. They work extremely hard to reach their high standard of musicianship and I am incredibly proud of them all.”
The school enjoys a long tradition of singing success and Headteacher Elaine Radley commented: “Our children really wowed the audience in Thrapston on Saturday.
“Their triumph is a testament to their hard work and determination. It is very well deserved!”
Both groups now move on to the District Final which will be held on 2nd March at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre.