Woodard Girls take the title at the annual House Singing competition

Ardingly House Singing CompetitionAs usual, the Flecker Hall was the venue for the annual House Singing Competition and we were very pleased to welcome Mr. Darren Jameson, Head of Academic Music at Hurstpierpoint College and a former Assistant Director of Music at Ardingly, as the adjudicator. Our esteemed guest was able to enjoy a rich and varied selection of songs, and the overall standard was, once again, very high. There was a tremendous atmosphere in the auditorium, and the competition was fierce as each house geared up to present their musical case. As in recent years, this was an ‘open song’ competition, so there was no theme stipulated and as such there was another good variety of song styles.

  • Aberdeen: Everybody Talks (Neon Trees)
  • Crosse: Does Truly Madly Deeply/Some Nights (Savage Garden/Fun)
  • Hilton: Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
  • Mertens: Hey Brother (Avicii)
  • Neal: History (One Direction)
  • Rhodes: It’s All About You (Fletcher, Thomas Michael)
  • Toynbee: Stitches (Shawn Mendes)
  • Woodard Boys: Build me up Buttercup (d’Abo and Macauley)
  • Woodard Girls: Beggin (Frankie Valli)

After some witty and insightful feedback from our adjudicator, the prizes went to Rhodes (best boys), Aberdeen (best girls) and, for the third year running, Woodard Girls (best overall). Expertly directed by Anna Elwin, Woodard Girls were worthy winners. Congratulations to all houses and staff for a fantastic and very enjoyable House Singing Competition.


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