House Music 2016

by Vashti Turner  on February 16, 2016  in  Creativity House Competitions Music Performance and Creative Arts

On Wednesday 10th February Franklin students successfully defended their title as House Music champions in a fantastic celebration of our Performing & Creative Arts specialism. Students in each house displayed fantastic creativity and dedication throughout rehearsals this half term and their hard work paid off as the quality of performances was outstanding.

IMG_5398Last year’s winners Franklin performed first. They sang Gold digger by Kanye West, with alternative lyrics written by the students about life at KAA. KAA’s Got Talent winners, dance troupe DoD wowed the crowd with their break dancing, and several students exhibited their rapping talents.

Next on stage were Angelou, performing an acappella rendition of Lean on Me, with vocal solos from Year 7s Asia & Amie and piano accompaniment from Charles. The song was mixed with Wavin’ Flag by K’Naan providing an upbeat interlude before ending with a beautiful harmony.

IMG_5289Honeyball took to the stage next and gave a dazzling performance of Running by Beyonce & Naughty Boy. Students were decked in glow sticks and bathed in blue light to create a very atmospheric performance.

Last to perform were Pankhurst with a rendition of I’m Sorry by Justin Bieber. Like Franklin, Pankhurst had rewritten the lyrics to describe their victory in the race for the House Cup last year. Bedecked in green clothing, tinsel and banners Pankhurst students gave a lively performance.

IMG_5478The judging panel was filled by Mr Benson, Mr Malik, Glee Club teacher Ms Burns, and KAA Governor John Brown. They had a difficult job judging the show due to the fantastic quality of every performance, but after a brief discussion in which each performance was scored for vocal performance, ensemble and creativity, Mr Benson announced that Franklin had narrowly beaten Honeyball by just a few points.

Congratulations to Franklin, winners of House Music for the second year running and winners of 3000 House Points. The end of term assembly revealed that despite Franklin’s House Music win, Honeyball remain firmly in the lead in the race for the House Cup.



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