King's Worcester

23 March

A busy fortnight for KSW Music School

The past term has been busy for the King’s Worcester Music School, with multiple events over the recent weeks, including Open Mic Night and The Elms School Jazz and Swing Evening.

On Friday 3rd March, the King’s Swingers performed at The Elms School Jazz and Swing Evening. This was an invitational black-tie evening featuring jazz musicians from four schools – King’s Worcester, Cheltenham College, Shrewsbury School and Uppingham.

KSW Music 3

The band performed at this event two years ago and it was one of the last live musical performances that our pupils were involved in before the first Lockdown. The Swingers got the second half underway with the theme tune from Peter Gunn before Alfred K accompanied Florence P in two songs.

The band resumed with a selection of well-known tunes including I Got You, My Funny Valentine and Watermelon Man.

KSW Music 2

This term’s Open Mic was another great success. The Mulberry Marquee works as a very good temporary home which enables the large and supportive crowd to sit in the marquee or watch outside in the cool night air!

Nearly forty pupils took part in twenty-four performances including solos, duets, trios and bands. The standard was, as ever, very high, particularly considering that about a third of the performers were making their debut at this event.

KSW Music 4

The evening began with three Upper Fourth pupils performing Dancing in the Moonlight. This demonstrated the talent that these evenings can look forward to in future years.

We had dancing too, which was another first. Led by the impressive dance skills of Mr Doodes a large group of pupils danced at in front of the stage during the song Texas Strut which was sung by Upper Sixth Jack D.

Weather-permitting, the Music School hope the next Open Mic Night will take place in the School Gardens on Friday 24th June.

Please come along to the next Open Mic Night; no tickets (or jackets!) are required.