KEY STAGE 3 CONCERT 2016

DATE POSTED: THURSDAY 11 FEB 2016

The Key Stage 3 Concert, which involved students from Years 7-9, took place on Friday, 5th February and was a great success. The Concert featured the Year 8 Band, Year 9 Band, Choir, Electronic Ensemble, Junk Percussion Group and a number of excellent solo performers from Years 7, 8 and 9. This was also the debut performance for the new Year 7 Band and also for the Independent Band, which a group of Year 7 students had formed themselves. A number of students from Year 7 accompanied the choir on ukuleles and Year 8 students demonstrated their curriculum work on samba drums. Congratulations to all the students who participated and performed so well. Thanks to the staff involved in this event and to FEGS who provided the interval refreshments.

WIZ REHEARSAL TIMETABLE

DATE POSTED: FRIDAY 9 OCT 2015

Date Act & Scene Cast required
Thursday 1 October Act 1 – Scenes 1-3 Dorothy, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, Addaperle, Scarecrow, Tinman, Munchkins
Monday 5 October Act 1 – Scenes 4-6 Dorothy, Tinman, Lion, Scarecrow, Mouse
Thursday 8 October Dance Rehearsal All Cast Members
Monday 12 October Act 1 – Scences 7-8 Dorothy, Tinman, Lion, Scarecrow, Mouse, Gatekeeper, Citizens
Thursday 15 October Dance Rehearsal All Cast Members
Monday 19 October Act 2 – Scenes 1-3 Dorothy, Tinman, Lion, Scarecrow, Lord High Underling, Evillene, Messenger, Monkeys
Thursday 22 October Act 2 – Scenes 4-6 Dorothy, Tinman, Lion, Scarecrow, The Wiz, Gatekeeper, Citizens
Thursday 5 November Act 2 – Scene 7 and FINALE All Cast Members
Thurday 12 November All Cast Members
Thursday 19 November All Cast Members

THE WIZ AUDITION RESULTS

DATE POSTED: MONDAY 21 SEP 2015

AUNT EMDorothy’s Aunt. Life has not been easy for her and promises little else. Harsh towards Dorothy at times, but acts out of love. ESTHER OLUPONA
DOROTHY
Bright eyed and alive as can be. Would rather remain a child as long as possible instead of accepting the responsibilities of adulthood.
NICOLE ANTOINE
UNCLE HENRY
Dorothy’s Uncle. Physically run down from years of hard work on the farm. Often acts as the voice of reason towards Aunt Em.
KRISTEN COONJAH
ADDAPERLE
Good Witch of the North. Has magic powers she refers to as “doing tricks.” Her magic abilities don’t always pan out as well as she would like them to.
J-B BLACK
YELLOW BRICK ROAD
Four dancing actors combine to create the Yellow Brick Road. Metaphorically represents the road Dorothy travels down, encouraging her along the way.
ADRIAN ROZARIO, BEN UNDERWOOD, DANIEL TWUN, MASON OCHENGO
SCARECROW
Tired of being a scarecrow and the prospect of not going anywhere. Embarks on the journey to see The Wiz in hopes he can provide a brain.
MUSTAFA IBRAHIM
TIN MAN
Human at one time. Lost all his limbs to a cursed axe. Joins in the journey in hopes the Wiz will provide him a heart because “it isn’t enough to be good looking.”
CONNOR MITCHEL
LION
Travels around the jungle scaring people, but has “a yellow streak a mile wide.” Coward state stems from deeper mother issues and gets regular counseling from an owl. Joins in the journey to see the wiz to gain some courage.
OREST PANKIV
GATEKEEPER
Guards the gate to the Emerald City.
MATTHEW ELLIS
THE WIZ
All powerful leader over the land of Oz. Hides his true nature behind the façade of a temperamental leader. His true identity is an enigma.
JOSH EMSLEY
EVILLENE
Wicked Witch of the West. Low-down evil. Not a kind bone in her body nor kind thought in her rotten mind.
KLAUDIA KEMPA
LORD HIGH UNDERLING
Weak coward. Evillene’s number one.
OKAN GURHAN
WINGED MONKEYS
Servants of the Wicked Witch of the West. Summoned to do her bidding. The mere mention of them brings fear.
NEVEN SHANGO, RAHEEM CAMERON, FREDDIE PICKLES, JOEL OPALEMO, WILLIAM RILEY, EMRE OZAUDIN
GLINDA
Good Witch of the South. Prettiest of all the witches. Very wise in the way of show business.
RUBY CHURCHILL
ENSEMBLE
TOTO – a dog, PIT SINGERS, TORNADO, MUNCHKINS, CROWS, KALIDAHS, POPPIES, FIELD MICE, EMERAL CITY CITIZENS, SOLDIER MESSENGER
JAMES DENGEL, JAY BRACKEN, NINO ELA CRUZ, AMAR NANA, JOSHUA NJOROYE, KHURVANT RAMSAHA, KENECHI ONYEMA, LIBAAN DIRIYE, KAVISH LUCHOOMUN, ROBBERT HIDE, BEN LOVELL, BADR DIB, LUCA DI-RIENZO, KIMO ABOU EL SAYED

CONCERT TOUR, COSTA BRAVA, SPAIN – PHOTOS

DATE POSTED: WEDNESDAY 22 JUL 2015

The Concert Tour to the Costa Brava in Spain which took place between 12th and 18th July was very successful and seems to have been enjoyed by all the students who were from all year groups. Three concerts were given – two outside and one inside the theatre at the Figueres Festival – at which all the students were able to perform. The sun shone and the sea was warm!

MUSIC SOIREE PHOTOS

DATE POSTED: WEDNESDAY 15 JUL 2015

The Music Soiree was held on Friday 3rd July and this year the theme was “The 1960s”. Nearly all our bands and ensembles performed at this event which was very much enjoyed by the parents and friends who attended. A cheque for £625 – raised by brass and woodwind students who performed in Enfield Town last Christmas – was given to Mr Hill from the North London Hospice and a number of awards for musical achievement and commitment were presented to students during the course of the evening. Thanks to all the students who performed so well – and those who dressed in 1960s costumes – and to the staff and parents who supported them. Thanks also to Yulin Li for the photos – to view these.

KEY STAGE 3 CONCERT PHOTOS

 DATE POSTED: WEDNESDAY 15 JUL 2015

The Key Stage 3 Concert was held on Thursday 18th June and was a very successful event featuring all our Year 7 students, the Bands from years 7 – 9, Choir, Junior Guitar Ensemble, Junk Percussion the Junior Brass Quartet and number of excellent soloists. Thank you to all the staff who supported this event and to the parents and friends who came on the evening.

DAY TWO

DATE POSTED: WEDNESDAY 15 JUL 2015

Day two brought a surprisingly bright and bushy tailed bunch at breakfast. A continental breakfast was the first reward of the day, fruit, cold meats, cereals and breads.

We travelled by coach to Barcelona with our tour guide, Sue, telling us about the history and relevance of certain monuments along the way. We stopped at the 1992 Olympic venue and had a look at the vast stadium where the track and field events took place all those years ago… the boys were asking who the athletes of the day were. I guessed at Llinford Christie(?). A guessing game about the teacher’s ages followed with some very inaccurate guesses!

After the pain of the students guesses faded from our short term memories we travel by coach to the top of Montjuic Park to take in the beautiful panoramic views of Barcelona city and port before heading into the city centre for the students to spend some free time (and euros) on Las Ramblas – a pedestrianised shopping street. What to eat for lunch? The students decided to try that famous traditional Spanish restaurant with the golden arches serving Mcmeals while the teachers eat tapas.

As the weather was so hot, the prices on Las Ramblas so expensive and the students feeling tired, we headed back to Calella after two hours to enjoy some more beach time.

We returned to the hotel for our evening meal before lugging the equipment to the local town square and playing our first concert of the tour. It went quite well and the audience enjoyed our range of line-ups and where suitably impressed. As I write the students are in their rooms ‘settling down for sleep’ before we head to the theme park and play a concert in Figueres tomorrow evening.

Bring it on!