Balshaw’s Church of England High School

What an AMAZING Night!

19 July 2019


Our Technicolor Music Fest show was on Wednesday 10th July and what an AMAZING night it was!

We welcomed special guests on the night, including David Borland OBE from the Bethany Project, and we were raising funds for the Bethany Project on the night.

The first half of the show showcased a range of musical talent and this was kick started by Balshaw’s Brass with two numbers ‘Celebrate!’ and ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’. Next were Exposure Alliance Rock School with a rocking performance of ‘Livin’ After Midnight’. A solo performance from Evie Duviau followed, and she did a wonderful performance of ‘I am 16 going on 17’ from The Sound of Music. The Sky High School of Rock was next with ‘No Can Do’ and they were superb. Next was Ruby Drake, who sang a beautiful jazzy version of ‘Summertime’. Balshaw’s Brass graced that stage once again with the upbeat ‘Hawaii 50’ and ‘Can Can’. There was more rock next from Exposure Alliance Rock School with ‘Sweet Child of Mine’. Niamh Capaldi did a fabulous solo performance on the cornet of ‘Charleston’ and the final solo performance for the first half was from Rachel Prater who sang ‘On My Own’ superbly. The wonderful Chamber Choir brought the first half of the evening to a close with three beautiful songs, ‘Sing Hallelujah’, ‘Happy Day’ and ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’.

Just before the interval, our Headteacher, Mr Haycocks, introduced David Borland, who spoke about the wonderful work that the Bethany Project do and David thanked everyone for their support. Monies raised go directly to the charity and really do make a huge difference to the young people in Tanzania. We were delighted to be able to hand a cheque for £200 to David and thank everyone for their contributions. We were also privileged to welcome Father Jeremy Hellier on the evening who had joined us to celebrate the wonderful show and who conducted our SIAMS inspection the following day.

There was a wonderful cake sale at break and time for people to buy raffle tickets.>

During the second half the audience were dazzled with an amazing performance of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' by our students and staff. Drew Dawson took on the role Joseph, Rachel Prater the Narrator and Kyle Tatlock the Pharaoh and they all shone. The ensemble were wonderful and in superb voice. There were two Ishmaelites who also graced the stage on their camels and they had a striking resemblance to Mrs Lylyk and Mrs Singleton De Carranza!

To round off an incredible evening the audience took part in a ‘sing-a-long’ and they all sounded AMAZING!

Please enjoy the photographs from the evening here:


Technicolor Music Fest July 2019