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!

DAY ONE

 

‘What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours’ or so someone once said… well, after nearly 24hrs on a coach complete with Back To The Future Trilogy, Godzilla and Men In Black DVDs there was little change in the enthusiasm of our group. While traveling overnight had mixed rewards in terms of sleep and sleeping arrangements, the boys were very excited to know that we had finally entered Spain and were nearly at our host town, Calella.

We arrived at our hotel and the boys were very patient while we allocated room numbers and told them their rooming buddies. A quick turn around later and the group were swimming in the warm blue Mediterranean sea and/or lounging on the yellow sands of the blue flag beaches of Calella. Some of the boys were amazed that there were fish inhabiting the same waters as them…and that they were too fast to catch! The comments quickly turned to ‘what would we be doing now if we were in England?’ with various answers serving to illustrate that the long journey was well and truly worth it.

After swimming we returned to the Hotel to eat supper and hear the itinerary for the following day before heading out into the town to see where we will be playing tomorrow and to sample the shopping delights of this amazingly vibrant town. Some boys are currently playing football while others have decided to retire to their rooms for the night.

Tomorrow we head to Barcelona to ride the cable car and experience Las Ramblas before our first show of the tour. We are all really excited (and really ready for a sleep in a bed!).

We will update you as soon as we get a chance on this action-packed music tour.

MUSIC SOIREE – 3RD JULY

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The Music Soiree will take place on Friday 3rd July at 7.30 p.m. in the Main Hall at Upper School. This year our theme will be “The 1960s” and we hope that our students, parents and friends will contribute to the mood by wearing a 1960s fancy dress. All our bands and ensembles will perform at this event when we celebrate the musical achievements of our students during the past year. This is an event with table seating to which audience members may bring their own refreshments. For further information and to apply for tickets, please click here

KEY STAGE 3 CONCERT

DATE POSTED: MONDAY 1 JUN 2015

A Concert featuring our Key Stage 3 students will be held on Thursday 18th June 2015 at 7.00 p.m. in the Main Hall at Upper School. All our Year 7 students will be singing in the concert and there will be performances by the Year 7 Band, Year 8 Band, Year 9 Band, Junior Guitar Ensemble and our Junk Percussion Group as well as a number of solo items. FEGS will kindly be providing refreshments during the interval. If any student in Years 7-9 would like to audition for a solo, they should come to C1 on Friday 6th March at 1.05 p.m.

To see the letter with further details, please click here

JAZZ EVENING 2015

I would like to invite you to our Jazz Evening on Friday 1st May 2015 starting at 7.30 p.m. Relax with your family and friends and enjoy an informal candlelit evening filled with the sounds of our wonderful Big Band, Senior and Junior Jazz Ensembles, Guitar Ensemble, Tour Band and our professional guests.

Jazz Evening 2015

Jazz Poster