The staff and pupils of Hill House School were treated to a fantastic display of talent and participation on the last day of half term with the annual Hill House Music Competition.
The Year 3 to 4 performers set the tone for the competition with their spirited singing and lively choreographed songs based on a Disney Theme. “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella, “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Friend Like Me” also from Aladdin and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from the Lion King, got the audience cheering loudly for their Houses.
The Love Theme for songs by Year 5 to 6, stirred up some loving emotions with their energetic dance moves while singing their songs which included “Where is Love”, “Power of Love”, “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” and “Count on Me”. The enthusiasm shown by this group of performers was exceptional and their energy and passion really had the audience engaged and participating.
Roof raising renditions of “It’s a Man’s World”, “Everything I Wanted”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Rumour Has it” performed by the Year 7+ groups, had everyone singing along. The atmosphere in the hall reached a crescendo as New House ended off the session with “Rumour Has it” to wild cheers and loud clapping.
The closely contested Year 7+ Instrumental solos rounded off the first part of the competition. The performers, Sam Honeybone from Master House, Kanak Gupta from Field House, Dylan Clark from New House and Jessica Nokes from School House, enthralled the audience with their musical talents as they took us on a journey of various instruments creating enthralling sounds and great vibes.
‘Seasons’ was the theme for the House Songs, however, summer seemed to be the season of choice. Master House chose “California Dreamin’” combined with “Summertime” which created a wonderful party atmosphere. While New House chose “Mister Blue Sky”. School House belted out “Summer of ‘69” and Field House left us all with a happy feeling after their version of the Katrina and the Waves hit “Walking on Sunshine”.
It was up to our guest adjudicator, Mrs Sue Dumican, a long-time member of the Doncaster music scene as a vocal tutor and Chair of the Doncaster Choral Society, to make the difficult decision as to who would walk away with the coveted House Music Trophy. Mrs Dumican shared some expert insight into what she was looking for during the performances and after careful deliberation, she announced School House as the overall winners of the 2020 House Music Competition. Congratulations to all the performers on a truly outstanding afternoon of fantastic talent and performances.
“I am delighted with the effort the pupils have put into the House Music competition”, said Mrs Bodman, Head of Practical Music. “We have an incredible pool of talent here at Hill House School and that was very evident by the performances we saw during the competition. Well done to everyone.”
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