ILP Musicians Showcase

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Bolingbroke Academy hosted their annual ILP Musicians Showcase on Thursday 20th May and streamed online on Friday 21st May. This gives some of our wonderful pupils, who take instrumental lessons, an opportunity to showcase all the fabulous work they’ve been doing. Our performers ranged from year 7-12 and even maths teacher Mr Judge played some pre-concert entertainment on our brand-new baby grand piano!

The concert began with a thrilling performance of the James Bond theme by Abigael Yana and Ellison Roff on their trumpets. We had several amazing young musicians from year 7 including Rubi and Zara Addicott singing a heart-warming duet of Skye Boat Song which really lifted the spirits of pupils and staff from the school who came along to support our talented performers as we recorded! We also had a rendition from Rock School of Muse’s Time Is Running Out who failed to disappoint yet again with their energy fuelled performance!

A real highlight from the concert was our closing performance from the year 9 apprentices, of the Disney classic Under The Sea! During their weekly rehearsals they really came together and highlighted the incredible team work and resilience it took to pull off the amazing performance. It was great to get our vibraphone out and have it played by Ferdinand Delhaise in this magical piece, along with Oscar Hoad on the drums, Thomas Valverde-Kosinki on the saxophone, Theodore Talberg on trombone, Finn McKeever on bass and our two wonderful singers Dylan Radford and Emma Ebrahem.

A huge shout out to Kathleen Shackleford and Valentina Drabble who compered the whole event bringing character and wit to the transitions between songs. Finally, a massive thank you to Mrs Riley and Ms Breckon for putting on such a bliss of a concert and all the dedicated music tutors who have supported all our amazing performers making the concert such a success!