We had a lovely time visiting our friends at Barstow House as part of the Musical Connections project!
The RGA Music Centre is held at Archbishop Holgate’s School on Hull Road, running from 5pm until 7pm every Tuesday and featuring both tuition in Rock Bands and a Pop Choir.
On Tuesday 17th April at 5pm they are holding an open evening with a free taster session. For more information, why not visit their website?
I’ve been there before but I think this year was the best!Kizzy
We were due to leave school at 11.30 for our exciting Young Voices adventure to Manchester Arena. Unfortunately, the company we had booked didn’t have a coach for us which we found out from our hero Mrs Cole. Luckily, we got a coach from Pullman’s (our second heroes of the day, along with Mrs Deighton for organising it) and we were OFF!
Soon after, when we were all starving, we ate a delicious lunch on the coach.
It took an hour and a half to get to the arena but fortunately we got there (at last!). The arena was massive and we were all very excited, there was also a lot of security.
When we got inside, we found our seats way up high in the arena. After that, we rehearsed for three hours, which was really tiring but good to sing with the other 5000 children that were there as well as some of the soloists.
Then it was time for a scrumptious dinner!
Later, we saw all our friends and family that had come to watch the concert and suddenly, the lights went off! Then the fancy stage lights came on and we switched on our Young Voices torches, the concert had STARTED!
The concert included: the fabulous dancers Urban Strides (who did a Star Wars dance), acapella singers the Magnets, the amazing singer Natalie Williams and an awesome 16 year old guitarist called Alfie Sheard. We also sang lots of songs, one of our choir’s favourites was Africa where we even created a rainstorm using body percussion!
It was AMAZING to watch and do!Zarah
Finally, after lots of waiting, we left the arena and found our coach but unluckily, two roads were closed on the way home!
We arrived back in York at roughly 11.20pm, lots of people fell asleep on the way home because we’d been so busy. What an amazing night!
One of the best experiences I’ve ever had!Anya
By Zarah, Kizzy and Anya
Due to a set of roadworks (on the diversion off the motorway because of roadworks!) we will be a little later back than expected. We’re on the A64! ETA 11.20ish.
Still smiling! The traffic has been light and we’re making good time so we should be back at 11 as originally predicted.
Hurrah! Our second coach driving hero of the day was waiting ready for us. Bye bye Manchester – York, we’re on our way!
Unfortunately we didn’t quite manage to snap Miss Teale busting some awesome moves or Miss Solanki throwing cool shapes!
Thanks to the wonders of our friends at Pullman coaches, we have arrived! If you’ll be in the audience tonight look out for our banner right at the top diagonally up behind the drum kit!