Abbey Gate College Junior House Music Competition thumbnail image Abbey Gate College Junior House Music Competition Published on 2nd March 2023

The power of music is undeniable, and it is never more evident than when children come together to share their love of it. That was certainly the case at our Infant and Junior School this week, as our Junior pupils took part in the House Music competition. It was a day filled with beautiful melodies, soaring voices, and impressive instrumental performances, as young musicians showcased their talents in front of a captivated audience.

The competition was open to all pupils from J3 to J6, and there were over 80 entries in total. The range of instruments on display was impressive, with everything from the piano and guitar to the violin and flute being played.

The competition was split into various categories, including solo instrumental, solo singing, and ensemble. Adjudicator Mr Andrews (Head of Music)  was impressed with the standard of performances on display. It was clear that the pupils had put in a lot of time and effort into their pieces, and their hard work had paid off.

The hall was filled with proud family members as audience with applause ringing out after each performance. It was heartwarming to see the support that the children had from their families as well as between each other, and it undoubtedly helped to boost their confidence on stage.

After a day filled with exceptional performances, the winner of the competition was announced. Jonah Maynard in J5, scored the highest mark across the competition with his beautiful rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Edelweiss.

The Junior House Music competition was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to showcase their musical talents, and it was clear that they relished the chance to perform and we couldn’t be prouder of all the children who took part. It was a day filled with beautiful music and beaming smiles.

The Infant Department have yet to hold their House Music competition, but it will follow in a few weeks.