3rd December 2018

Winter Concert delights audience!

With almost as many Owens pupils on the EGH stage as parents and friends in the audience, the Winter Concert was a wonderful evening of superb performances by the Senior Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Senior Choir, Second Band, Close Harmony Group and Symphony Orchestra.

The programme featured an impressive range of styles, including music from stage and screen (‘A Tribute to Henry Mancini’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ and ‘Shadowland from The Lion King), traditional/folk music (‘Ar Hyd y Nos’ and Kate Rusby’s ‘Underneath the Stars’), popular/jazz styles (‘XO’ by Beyonce/John Mayer, Coldplay’s ‘Atlas’ and ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing’), symphonic works (Haydn’s Symphony No 104 in D major), and the Symphony Orchestra’s masterful and performance of  Mussorgsky’s thrilling ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.

Voices blended beautifully, solo performers shone, instruments were played brilliantly, ensembles were conducted superbly and the level of musical competence, awareness and understanding displayed was brilliant.

Congratulations to all the musicians from across every year group who were involved – some appearing in their very first Owens concert and some appearing in almost every item within the concert!

Our thanks and congratulations to the musical directors on the night (Ms Makepeace-Lott, Ms Bamber, Mr Grimstead, Mr Crossley and Mr Marshall), to our Year 13 student conductors (Robin Day, Theo Gill and Sam Scheer) and to our accompanists (Mr Thompson and Jade Brooks). The concert wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the technical crew and stage crew, the Music Dept staff, Ms Meik, the OSA, and of course our wonderful parents, friends and families.
Many thanks to you all!

Tickets go on sale for this year’s Winter Play!

Don’t miss our Winter Term Production of ‘As You Like It’! This play, adapted by our Head of Drama, Miss E Govier, features students from Years 9 to 13 many of whom are studying Drama at GCSE and A Level.

Performances are on next Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December 2018 in the Main School Hall at 7.30pm. Please see Events for booking details.

OSA donates £30,000 to the School in 2018!

We would like say a huge thank-you to the Owen’s School Association (OSA) who have donated £20,000 to the school and it’s various departments. This, together with the £9,625 the OSA donated earlier in the year, is a result of parents and the school community attending and helping at OSA events and activities.A big thank you to everyone and we look forward to your continued support next year!  More help with the OSA is always welcome – please contact contact@theosa.org.uk for more information on how to get involved!

The photo features Glenn Taylor, Co-chair of the Owen’s School Association (OSA) donating the cheque for £20,000 to our Headteacher, Mrs Nemko.

Year 9 student becomes double National Judo Champion!

Congratulations to Year 9 student, Oliver Almond, who has won his second national judo title in 3 years, being crowned 2018 U14 British National Judo Champion and again ranking him as the best judoka at his age and weight in Great Britain. Please look out for more on Oliver’s amazing achievement in our end of term newsletter published on 21st December 2018.