‘All The King’s Men’

‘All The King’s Men’

Last Saturday at St Michael’s Church in Bray, Ben Qureshi, Kai Cooper, James Matthews, Mate Bagi, Jacob Slade, Louisa Armitage, Evie Gibbard and I played in the orchestra for ‘All The King’s Men’ which was performed as part of the Windsor Festival.  It is based on a true story from the English Civil War and is composed by Richard Rodney Bennett. This was a really great experience to play alongside a mainly professional orchestra and work at such a fast pace, with the rehearsals and shows on the same day. Mostly though, it was really enjoyable to play alongside so many of my peers. Tom Bennett 13 Burgess Pictured - James Matthews, Jacob Slade, Kai Cooper, Thomas Bennett and Ben Qureshi...
Musicians help celebrate store’s 100th anniversary

Musicians help celebrate store’s 100th anniversary

Mr Manwaring and musicians from both Upper Schools entertained shoppers in Daniel department store in Windsor on Thursday 8th March, as part of the celebrations of the store’s 100th anniversary. They had fun ‘flash mob’ style going up and down the escalators and even earned themselves a mention on Radio 2 this morning.      ...
Congratulations to Lewis Martin

Congratulations to Lewis Martin

Lewis Martin, 12 Ottrey, has passed his Grade 8 Trombone with Distinction.  He has also been given a place in the National Youth Brass Band! We are really proud of Lewis who is a committed member of the music department. Lewis plays in all of our ensembles and is studying music at A-Level. Well done Lewis and keep up the good work! Mr J...
Night at the Musicals

Night at the Musicals

Monday night saw the return of the music department’s Night at the Musicals (NATM) concert. The drama studio was packed to the rafters with parents, friends and students ready to be entertained with songs from all across the musical theatre spectrum. Jonny Slade kicked it off for The Windsor Boys’ School with his cover of It’s Hairspray from Hairspray.  This was his debut performance at NATM and showed the potential he has to become a confident and charismatic singer. Ben Qureshi and Rory Sutherland showed the power of storytelling through song with their renditions of For Forever from Dear Evan Hansen and Purpose from Avenue Q. We were treated to three duets with Oli Bean and James Redford giving us a captivating and entertaining performance of Agony from Into the Woods, Marcus Watson and Kai Cooper were inspired by Leslie Odom and Lin-Manuel Miranda to perform an emotional and powerful cover of Dear Theodosia from Hamilton and Oli Bean and Isabelle Walters performed a beautiful and charismatic version of First Date/Last Night from Dogfight.  Scott Robinson and Henry Denegri performed classic, mature and passionate covers of Sit Down you’re Rocking the Boat from Guys and Dolls and Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The evening ended with Joseph Bristow showing how characterisation can add extra qualities to a musical theatre performance in his response to Taylor, The Latte Boy sung by Katie Hopkins. All of the students, from both TWBS and WGS, showed how hard work and dedication can make all the difference. Congratulations to all who performed and to Mr Manwaring for another successful concert.  ...
Music department Quiz Night

Music department Quiz Night

The Music Department held a quiz on Friday 26th January.  Ten rounds of questions included challenges ranging from tasting crisps, herbs, and milks to identifying songs from musicals, combined with classic subjects of history, geography, arts and Dingbats too! It was a really well attended and enjoyable evening, with the winning team happily rewarded with chocolate and beer.  The money raised will go towards the wide and extensive work of the music department across WLP. Our next Music event is Monday 5th February – Night At the Musicals – TWBS Drama studio, 18.00. Free entry. Mr J...
Music Concerts

Music Concerts

This week has seen two major concerts take place at school. On Monday we had our first Windsor Learning Partnership Choral celebration and on Thursday evening our annual Autumn Concert for the Windsor Upper Schools. Both concerts were a huge success with well over 200 performers in each concert. On Monday we welcomed students from our partnership schools – Dedworth Green First School and Dedworth Middle School. It would be impossible to highlight any one performance as they were all very special. However a particular highlight came on Monday night when students from all four schools came together to sing a piece at the end – truly inspiring to see students from Year 3 – 13 all on the same...
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