From 6th – 10th December Haven High Academy will run its 8th musical at Christmas. The show this year is ‘We Will Rock You’ and features over 80 students from Y7 – Y13. We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen, written by Ben Elton. It is a hugely popular show, and is now in its 12th year at the London Dominion theatre with over 4500 performances.
The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.
On Monday 14th November over 90 music students went to London to watch the Music for Youth School’s Prom. This is a national festival that involves over 40,000 students across the United Kingdom. For the last 5 years, students from Boston have been selected to perform at this prestigious venue and for the last 3 years, students from Haven High Academy have performed there.
This year Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra were selected to play on the opening night of the proms for the second year running, this time playing the finale alongside a massed ensemble made up of an orchestra and a choir. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to go and show their support for fellow students and also to experience a wide range of music in one of the most famous venues in the world.