Posted 11 May, 2012
I have just returned from a concert at Stocksbridge High School titled That Music Thing arranged by the Student Leaders to raise fund for this years Y11 prom.
I have to say I have attended many a concert at most of the local schools as my children have grown up but this one tops them all.
Quite often at these concerts we sit there smiling but cringing, not the case this time. The evening was an absolute pleasure, jam-packed with talent. It consisted of soloists, bands, singing and drama groups, all self formed and even a band made up from teachers at the school.
There was a fantastic guitarist called Jake who played an acoustic version of an Adele song which was breathtaking, a girl group called Bright Sparks with lovely voices and lots of potential and a band called Nathana that I have seen grow and improve over the last year at the Can You Jam nights at The Venue and tonight they were outstanding.
The compares were hilarious and very talented, they pushed the boundaries just enough without being rude or offensive, but it showed the good relationship building between them and their new Headmaster Mr Cole.
The hall was packed out with students parents and I am very pleased to say teachers some of which had brought their families along to enjoy the evening too, what a great way to support their pupils.
Each and every performer received rapturous applause. The evening finished with a singer/ acoustic guitarist called Olivia Brown whose voice gave me goose bumps, she was brilliant. Well I would say that wouldn't I, I am her mum!
Well done and thank you to the Student Leaders for a very entertaining evening and thank you Stocksbridge High for giving these kids the chance to show off their talent I hope you realise how lucky you are.