On Wednesday night, our very own Shakithyan performed at the Dugdale Centre as part of Enfield Music Service’s solo Vocal Recital.
He did brilliantly, singing Save Your Tears by the Weeknd.
Shakithyan is the first student to represent EGS at these yearly events and we hope he is first of many!
Two of our ‘old boys’ were performing at Glastonbury this weekend and we even got a shout out when Femi spoke on the importance of offering a music pathway to our youth.
Femi and TJ Koleoso from Ezra Collective were fully dedicated members of the music department, playing in several bands and at all of our concerts and even winning the Battle of the Bands three years in a row!
Both play with Ezra Collective, a jazz fusion band, and Femi also drums with Gorillaz.
They played an amazing set at Glastonbury and really worked the crowd – it’s an awesome watch. Click here to watch their set: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0ft6scc/glastonbury-ezra-collective
They have come a long way……. from Room C12 in the music block to Glastonbury!
On Wednesday 21st June, our fabulous choir, EGS Voices, joined local choir “Adorned” at Ponders End Methodist Church for a performance for local residents.
Our fabulous singing teacher Paula Thompson led the choir and they all sang brilliantly!
We had lots of comments from the audience about how fantastic they were and looked forward to the next performance.
We’re delighted to be welcoming Tom Barford to our team of instrumental teachers. Tom will be teaching woodwind instruments such as clarinet ,flute and saxophone.
Tom was raised in a musical family and started his musical journey by playing the saxophone from the age of 9. His passion was jazz and subsequently, at the age of 16, joined the Junior Jazz course at the Royal Academy of music that led to an undergraduate jazz programme and earnt him a fist class honours degree.
Tom now has 10 years of teaching experience, and is the winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize. He continues to perform around the country and his albums can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music.
Find out more about Tom: www.tombarford.com
If you would like your son to learn to play a woodwind instrument, please get in touch with the music department now!
**Please note that we are currently offering free woodwind instrument hire**
Please register your interest with: [email protected]
Last week’s Year 7 music assembly was a hit, with one of our fantastic Year 7 drummers performing as well as an incredible saxophone demonstration featuring a live jazz trio made up of our music teachers, Mr Escott (bass), Dave Storey (drums) and Tom Barford (Sax)!
There’s nothing like a bit of jazz in the afternoon to send you home relaxed!
Last Friday’s Battle of the Bands was another resounding success with the boys performing a variety of awesome songs, delivered with panache and style. From pop to jazz to funk and rock; everything and anything went as they battled it out for glory.