Success at music and drama festival

Music festival

Court Fields students proudly displaying the certificates and cups that they won at the Taunton area festival of music and drama.

Throughout the past week students from Court Fields School have been taking part in the Taunton Music and Drama Festival. Singers and instrumentalists have been taking part in the music classes and have been performing very well.

Congratulations to Ashleigh Payne who won the Gwen Gorge Memorial cup for Vocal solo14 and under, beating 31 other entrants, Well done also to Abi Lockyer, Commended, and Dilly Croxall and Andrew Power who gained distinctions in the same class. Congratulations also to Andrew who came second in the boy treble sacred solo class. Michael Qureshi won the Kingsfield cup for piano solo, Sam Coleman gained a Merit in the woodwind solo class and Millie Baker won the Intermediate Guitar Trophy by winning both the under 12 and under 14 years classes. We hope to be back next year with an even bigger tally.

 

Hairspray

The Court Fields production of Hairspray, went down a storm with our wonderful audiences – the cast were pleased to perform to two packed houses, as the production sold out on both nights. Some excellent examples of ensemble work were on display, for example in the whole cast’s performance of ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ and the School Sock Hop cast dance ‘The Madison’ as well as the finale song ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’.

There were some outstanding performances from individuals within the cast, particularly from Year 11 students Joanna Cooper as ‘Tracey Turnblad’ and Tom Kelvey as ‘Link Larkin’ (picthairsprayured) who gave assured, detailed performances in these key roles, demonstrating a great ability to communicate with their enthusiastic audience. Year 9 student Ashleigh Payne as ‘Edna Turnblad’ proved to be a real scene stealer with impeccable comic timing and his duet ‘Timeless To Me’ with Husband ‘Wilbur’ skilfully played by Year 11 student Oliver Swain was one of the highlights of the show. Georgia Channon, another Year 11 student as ‘Velma Von Tussle’ gave a clear, commanding performance and her daughter ‘Amber Von Tussle’ was played by Abi Lockyer, a Year 8 student who showed a great deal of promise in this role.

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Court Fields students perform at Wellington Arts Association

“The Herstory of the World” by Genesis Youth Theatre Group are preforming their Summer Spectaular at Wellington Arts Association on Thursday 20th until Saturday 22nd June doors open at 7pm, £5 per ticket. This is a take about an amazing woman who knows about Women! Her book shows Amazing Women through herstory!Actors – Georgina Channon, Abi Lockyer, Ellie Jones, Katy Sattler, Lauren Lesley, Oli Swain, Adele Crocall, Jessie Pincombe,  Beth Tyler,  Asheigh Payne and Katie Drohan.

Please go along and support them.

Grease

This year’s whole school production of Grease took place on March 26th & 27th and played to sell-out audiences. Everyone who came to watch was impressed with the high standards that the cast achieved and a fantastic time was had by the cast, crew and the audience. Congratulations to all those involved!

Beauty School 1

Beauty School 1

 

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

Georgia and Jesse

Georgia and Jesse

I wish you were there too

I wish you were there too

Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee

Mickey Mouse Club

Mickey Mouse Club

Take a Bow

Take a Bow

Tom and Ellie

Tom and Ellie

Tell me about it… stud

Tell me about it... stud

Cracking Christmas Cabaret!

This year for the Court Fields Community School Christmas Cabaret, Year 10 Performing Arts GCSE students were in charge of organising the event for the first time. Students have been practising their performances and stage managers have been preparing the running order. Technical crews have been preparing lighting and sound and set to accompany the acts.

On the night of Monday 17th December Hannah Waygood (Santa Claus), Jake Humphries and Pia Leiser (Elves) were the hosts of Santa’s House Party which revolved around his fire place. There were a range of acts performing pieces of Drama, Music and Dance from across all year groups. The Main Hall was packed with audience members enjoying the festive season. All money raised from ‘Santa’s House Party’ is going towards the school production of ‘Grease’ at the end of March.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Cabaret

Monday 17th December is the date for this year’s Christmas Cabaret – it is being organised by Year 10 Performing Arts students and promises to be an exciting evening! More details to follow…