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The first ever Summer School Show was held on Friday 12th of August 2005 in Worcester Arts Workshop's Theater. This is a great little venue and was ideal for this show.
We had five bands based around five different drummers, and of course we had our Junior band too.
The event kicked off with Oscar and Lee doing an instrumental number that they'd written themselves. Oscar demonstrated how good on drums he's become in short space of time and Lee riffed away on the bass to accompany him. Great stuff! This was followed by our Junior band consisting of Oscar, Kyle, Ben and Will who performed Green Day's 'When I Come Around'. Another excellent performance.
The seniors performances began with James, Jake, Troy and Harry doing AC/DCs 'Back in Black'. This was followed by Alex, Alasdair and Jack who wowed the crowd with their performance of Metallica's 'Call of Cthulu'. Joe was guest vocalist on 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and got my vote as star performer of the evening. This ended the first half of the show and the crowd applauded a lot!
Troy, Harry and Joe began the second half with The Cult's 'She Sells Sanctuary' which was very popular. This was followed by a Foo Fighters cover which was also a good performance. After this Gaz, Lee, Luke and James performed 'Iron Man' by Black Sabbath with Luke doing a great Dave Mustaine impersonation on vocals! Lee, Luke and Jez (bass tutor) finished off the evening by doing a Dream Theater medley (no mean feat!) a Tourment track (one of their own) and another instrumental number at the end - very loud!
All in all it was an excellent evening with some fantastic performances. The students proved how much they can achieve in just one week! We look forward to doing the same thing in the Summer School next year...