Singing continues to be one of our strengths at Hornby High School.

All of our NCEA vocalists have achieved highly, we had a record amount of Excellences this year. Go team.

‘Voices with Soul’ attended the “Voices Festival” in September. This event showcases contemporary vocal groups and choirs from the Canterbury region.

Now a thriving team of 35 talented singers, including this year for the first time our own student accompanist, Mr Josh Lolo, we set off on our way to Papa Hou for a day of workshops before the evening performances. The workshops were presented by professional performers where we learnt about the biology of our voice, stage-craft and also the art form of acapella which was a group favourite!

After a busy afternoon we took up our sound check and prepared for our evening performance. The nights entertainment was wonderful and it was a fantastic atmosphere as all of the schools performing watched and cheered each other on. We performed two songs, ‘Come Alive’ from The Greatest Showman and ‘Finale B’ from Rent. Both performances were very well received from the audience and at the end of the night we were presented with three special awards. “The Goosebump Award”, “Outstanding Wall Of Sound” and the “Hell Yes Award’. We also went on to win the best choir of the whole festival! Outstanding effort from the whole team!