Monday, 23 November 2009
A big congratulations to the winning band - 'Give Me The Sun' who beat 9 other bands from Welling and beyond, and performed to hundreds of very excited 6th formers.
Here's a sneak preview of the night - Liam Penny's band 'The Inferno':
More to follow so keep your eyes peeled on Soundswellgood for more vids. DVDs of the entire event will be available to purchase from Gerry's fantastic We-Film crew soon!
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Following the superb performance at the O2 last July of the Beatles extravaganza The Long and Winding Road', the date and theme of the 2010 project has just been released:
The VI Form are proud to introduce the first Battle of the Bands at Welling School!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
Y7 have been learning about the Orchestra. Here are some of their compositions, based on the piece of music by Benjamin Britten - 'Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. The original has sections for each family of instruments to play, so we did the same and wrote a section for each family - Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion before combining them for a Tutti finale. Here's the original piece:
The KS3 awards evening was held last week, where we celebrated achievements in every subject, with entertainment from Ellie and the Guys performing 'Innocence' and Kwame performing 'Me and Mrs Jones'. Here are the Music prizewinners of 2008/09:
Here are the finalists who will perform on Thursday 2nd July in the Welling Final:
‘Love Story’ sung by Sophie
Dance by Sam, Josh and Jack
‘Pump It’ dance – Y7 girls
‘These Four Walls’ performed by Ellie and the Guys
‘Use Somebody’ sung by Amelia
‘Mad’ sung by Liam
‘Let Me In’ performed by Darkness Beyond Motion
‘Climb’ sung by Laura
‘I Surrender’ sung by Debbie
Friday, 26 June 2009
Michael Jackson passed away on 25th June 2009 at the age of 50. At Welling School today, many of us celebrated his life by listening to his music and watching his dancing on YouTube videos. Students from the Dance department remembered their trip last term to see 'Thriller', the musical dedicated to him, in the West End. In Music, we remixed 'Blame it on the Boogie' and compared the original of 'Man in the Mirror' with a Hed Kandi remixed version.
The Welling School Heats for the Trust's Got Talent inter-school talent contest were held this week, and the judges and audience were treated to a visual and aural feast. Out of 28 fantastic performances, the judges had the difficult task of picking 10 finalists to go forward to the Welling School Final on the 2nd July, where they will perform their items again with more polish and pizazz. Four acts will then be picked to perform in the Grand Final at Kemnal Technology College, representing Welling School against acts from Kemnal and from Debden Park School. There will be celebrity judges at the Grand Final as well as cash prizes, so we need to take the very best talent we can offer! Videos and photos of the Heats to follow...
We travelled up to Ware in Hertfordshire for the Band Call, where the choir sang with around 1500 other children in a rehearsal. The rehearsal took place in a stadium and even then had to be split into 3 separate sessions to accommodate the huge numbers of children taking part! Ellie sung her solo in 'Let It Be' very well and is confident about next week's performance in the O2. The choir are polishing their lyrics, melodies, harmonies and moves for all 34 of the songs and are very excited about the gig. If you would like a ticket, See Tickets have now sold out, but you can still get tickets by visiting the O2 website.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Some of our singers choose songs to cover in an acoustic style, accompanied by Tom on the guitar. We loved taking well-known songs and making them our own.
Session 1: Amelia Phillips covers Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody'
Use Somebody - Amelia.mp3 -
Session 2: Holly Hunter covers Rod Stewart's 'Baby Jane'.
Baby Jane - Holly.mp3 -
Better - Give Me The Sun.mp3 -
Friday, 5 June 2009
See Ellie, Jack, Kwame, Amelia and more perform new material at the upcoming 'One Night Only' concert at Berwick Theatre on 9th July and the Danson Festival on 4th July.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Breaking news! A massive congratulations to Ellie Smith, whose audition video has been chosen by Voices For A Better World to sing a solo in front of 15,000 people at the O2 Arena. She will sing the 2nd verse of 'Let It Be' by the Beatles (the most wanted solo spot of the show!) and half of the 3rd verse too, as a duet with a special guest male singer and with a backing from the other 4699 singers present and the professional band. This an outstanding achievement and Ellie is a credit to Welling School and the Music department. If you'd like tickets to the concert, please visit the Voices For A Better World website.
If you enjoyed these videos and didn't make it to the March concert, please join us for the Performing Arts 'One Night Only' performance, which will include music, dance and drama and promises to be a night to remember. 14th July in Berwick Hall.