Heathdale flower 19th September 2019

Throwback Thursday at Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands was an incredible fun-filled event with our young talent showing appreciation for 'vintage' tunes.

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Last Thursday, we slipped back to a simpler time, where mullets were cool, mobile phones were bricks and double-denim wasn’t a crime against fashion — in short, we went back to the ’80s. The theme for this year’s Battle of the Bands competition was ‘Great Music Never Grows Old’, and we were treated to interpretations of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Careless Whisper’ (with a certain Caribbean flavour) by George Michael, and our very first power ballad, ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner, amongst a range of excellent performances across the afternoon. However, while the standard of performance was incredibly high, I must strike one sour note; the idea that we could listen to eight ‘Great Songs’ and not have a single entry from U2, Bon Jovi or Cold Chisel is, frankly, appalling. I hope to see this addressed in future competitions.

That being said, I must congratulate the competitors from each House and the Year 12 MIS performers — their talents and dedication are a blessing and inspiration to us all. And congratulations to Taylor House (led by Joshuah Ephraums) on their victory.

As Term Three concludes, please remember to uphold the Staff and students on the China Trip and the Year 12s in your prayers. The Year 12 Trial Exams commence next week, and we have just over five weeks before the official exams commence, so the pressure is upon them.

God bless.