Hurstmere at the Music For Youth Regional FestivalStudio Fix boys did Hurstmere proud last week and below is some of the feedback they received: Harmony Army "A solid and well balanced band sound to set the scene, helped by some good ensemble communication. The vocals are well delivered – bold and punchy." "Well supported by the band who establish a suitable groove - delivered with energy and precision. Each vocal is expertly delivered and well blended with the band." "Your sense of unity, especially in relation to maintaining a strong and consistent rhythmic drive, is a particular feature of this group – something that is not easy with so many singers. Some terrific band work – great guitar solo, clarity across all parts, good physical engagement." "Overall, a very enjoyable performance. Well prepared, technically secure, professionally presented, disciplined. Well done." DA15 "You do an excellent job of showcasing each of the voices, as well as effectively blending them for the harmonies. There’s a real energy on display." "The expansion of the band with the horn section is effective too. There’s a strong sense of direction in your performance – exploiting the structural narrative of the songs." "Very nicely done, a great band with a great programme of originals." "A polished performance, with proper commitment and impassioned presentation." Congratulations to all the boys who took part.
Lights! Cameras! Christmas!Lights! Cameras! Christmas! For the first time in many years Hurstmere opened its doors on Thursday 20th December to host a Christmas Concert. As is tradition with our concerts, the pupils showcased their incredible musical talents and there was a very wide variety of acts. The whole school came together with performers from Years 7 to 11 and included a Year 7 Music Class, instrumental solo and group arrangements, Studio Fix bands presenting their own compositions and a GCSE arrangement by multi-talented Year 11s. The finale comprised of a Staff Band performance followed by the Harmony Army choir. A wonderfully festive event enjoyed by staff, Governors, pupils and parents. Thank you to all who attended and well done to all our very talented performers. The Hurstmere restaurant, Cucina, kindly donated a range of festive cakes that were sold during the interval, with all donations going to Shelter UK. A grand total of £296.43 was raised.
“Streetwise”- Year 7 Pedestrian SafetyOn Thursday 8th November our Year 7 pupils observed an engaging theatre presentation that focused on the potential consequences of lapses in concentration and risk-taking behaviour around roads (such as using phones and listening to music, as well as 'messing about' with friends). As Head of Year, I would agree that the presentation was “Very useful indeed, covering many pertinent topics. Excellent interactive delivery, engaging the students.” Well done to the Year 7s who contributed superbly and were role models for our school to this presentation which was taken by an outside theatre company. The feedback from the performers was incredibly positive.
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