Our glee experience …
On Tuesday 11th of February, Warren Road’s glee club arrived at the Fairfield halls, in Croydon. We waited patiently in a lovely, glamorous reception with sparkly chandeliers, as our excited crowd began to pile in. We only waited 10 minutes before Mr Thomas and Mrs Calvert walked in. We said goodbye to our families and went into the waiting hall.
In the hall there was a red velvet carpet with matching velvet chairs. We were allowed some foods, and then we were bustled onto the back rows of the stage. We were actually really high up and we could see the backs of each group performing.
There was a steel band, a really good group of singers, singing Adele’s Skyfall, a good school orchestra with lots of flutes, another brilliant orchestra, and then bright lights informed us that it was the interval. We were led back into the hall where we had our final practice. When we had finished the rehearsal, we got a small applause from the people around us, and then we were led into a tight passage where velvet curtains hung. We were all so excited that we didn’t notice Mr Thomas telling us to get on the stage.
Skipping pleasantly, we reached our positions on the high, wide, wooden stage. The seconds of silence that went by felt like hours, with the audience staring at us!
Mouths aching with grins, we did the best performance there so far! When we had finished we got a huge applause, and everyone said they absolutely loved it!
After we had settled down in our seats, we watched the last performances, and then BYMT’s biggest orchestra came on. Suddenly we looked at the time and realised that the end of a great night had come.
By Skye Thorne and Bea Patience – 5C
Our glee experience …
It was the night of the Bromley school proms. Seventy nervous children stood backstage, butterflies swimming in their stomachs. We still could not believe how we had got here …
The same seventy children, members of Glee Club, had been practicing for this moment for a long time. It started when a woman from the BYMT (Bromley Youth Music Trust) had come to watch us practicing so we could audition for the Bromley proms. We were excited at the fact we could be on live television! After she had left, Mr Thomas told us that she said she had said would give us a high recommendation. We were all so pleased!
Three times a week we practiced and practiced for the event, instead of the usual Thursday practise. We learnt a medley of three songs in total: You can’t stop the beat; Halo/Walking on sunshine and Proud Mary. We didn’t mind all the practice though; Glee club was the highlight of our week!
The time had come; it was the 11th February 2014! We were just about to go on stage; a mixture of nerves and happiness dancing around in our bodies. Left arm up, right leg there; the nerves faded to confidence. Suddenly, it was over. The performance had been perfect, but now it was all over!
By Evie Brett and Susannah Lee – 5D