Music has always been a big part of my life. I was always singing and dancing when I was little and when I went to secondary school, it was no surprise to anyone that I joined the school plays and was eventually invited to join the senior choir.

My first secondary school play in year seven (Oliver!) – 2006

My time with the Senior Choir are some of the best parts of my school career, and I enjoyed nearly every single minute of it. It was this that allowed me to travel to Holland, Italy and Spain and sing in these amazing places that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do otherwise.

Senior Choir concert at Lake Garda, Italy – 2010

Some of my favourite memories are travelling to these countries, setting up the concerts and sitting in the hotels afterwards and talking with my friends. The first year, we went to Holland and our coach driver was called Bob. Someone had taken a CD that the driver played and unfortunately for him, but hilarious for us teenagers, one of the songs was “Bob the Builder” which we proceeded to sing at the top of our lungs but changing the words to “Bob the Driver! Can he drive us!” Can you imagine fifty choir kids singing that at as loud as they could? He must have regretted putting the CD on, because we didn’t just sing it that one day. No. We sang it every time we got on the coach for the whole week.

Senior Choir Band, Lake Garda – 2010

Bob, if you ever read this. I’m so sorry on behalf of all of us. But not really.

Despite us probably driving Bob mad (see what I did there), he did say were were the best group he’d had so he stopped off at a chocolate factory on the way back to Calais and bought us all a piece of chocolate. Bless him.

Another memory I have is taking the equipment from the coach to the stage we were going to playing at. Me and boy who’s sister I was friends with were carrying a bass drum between us with me walking backwards. I thought he was supposed to be guiding me, but I ended up walking backward into a bush. When I asked him why he didn’t tell me I was about to walk into a bush he said “Sorry I thought you could see!” I was walking backwards. *facepalm*

Senior Choir, Spain – 2011

Without joining the Senior Choir, I wouldn’t have had such a good time at school, and I defintely wouldn’t have had as many school mates that I did. So thank you to Sadie for forcing me to join! I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minutes of singing Queen, Take That, Michael Jackson and Les Miz Medleys, Disney Songs, and that weird Naughty’s medley the teacher composed where no one had heard of any of the songs!

Lots of Love

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