On the evening of 11thMay, we were invited to a very special event, envisioned and brought to life by the Upper Sixth BTEC Music class. Throughout the build-up for this event, we were graced with gloriously bright and sunny weather, which was imperative as ‘One Night Wonder’s’ was held in Millfield School’s The Quad – an outside space.
Kicking us off in effortlessly groovy fashion, was Hannah Parry (L6) who performed her sublime interpretation of Rude by Magic!. Second up on our list of performers was the BTEC group themselves, taking to the stage to perform the unashamedly upbeat Jerk it Out by Caesar’s Palace. In-keeping with the entertaining theme, came Esme Ellis (Year 10), performing an energetically jovial rendition of The Ketchup Song by Las Ketchup, showing us how to have a great time! Following this was the ever-present Elenice Andrews (U6), performing two songs: the first was what proved to be an emotive rendition of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye; and the second, a suitably rocking performance of New Radical’s number You Get What You Give. Taking down the volume and turning up the emotion was Paige Millard, with a yearning performance of Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles. Closing out the first half was a fittingly funny Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet.
After a quick interval and some well-deserved food, the BTEC band treated us to a fantastically upbeat rendition of the ever-popular My Sharona by The Knack.Next up, the ever-so-cool Rowan Wilson (L6), Harvey Morland (L6) and James Alexander (L6) performing an insatiably funky rendition of the classic Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang. Next came the turn of staff members Mr Chris Docherty & Miss Ciara Jackson to take up the baton, helping the BTEC’s perform the intensely funky 1974 classic Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. Next up, returning to the 90s, we heard One and Only by Chesney Hawkes. Sticking with the 90s theme, was Caity Collins (Year 10) helping the audience to rock out to an excellent Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne. The penultimate performance of this excellent event was an emotional rendition of Daniel Powter’s Bad Day. The climax of this fantastically upbeat and well organised BTEC event was a fitting performance of Smash Mouth’s All Star.
Tied into the Year 10 & 11 social event, each of the 150 audience members enjoyed a fantastically slick and infinitely entertaining evening – well done to the BTEC Event Team and all involved!