A capella group head for Voice Festival UK finals

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Boroughbridge High School pupils are leading the way in local and national music competitions.

The school’s a cappella group, Constantly Vocal, has reached the final of the Voice Festival UK - a national contest which is open to schools, universities and community groups across the country.

The group will be heading to London on Saturday to compete for this year’s crown.

Out of the 14 that reached the Harrogate Theatre final of the Big T talent show for acts from across the Harrogate district recently, four came from Boroughbridge High School.

Constantly Vocal gave their all singing all dancing version of Shawn Mendes’ song Stitches.

Sam Headford played a faultless rendition of Classical Gas on the acoustic guitar. A specially formed adult a cappella group comprising teachers and parents sang the 1981 Human League classic Don’t You Want Me.

Year 7 student Kaymia Jai-Smith gave a charismatic solo dance performance and went on to win the contest.

Boroughbridge High School took part in the recent Harrogate Competitive Music Festival.

Robbie Messenger received a distinction on his bassoon and was the winner of the oboe and bassoon class. 

Martha Gaughan received a distinction in the solo harp class. Ben Messenger received a distinction in the concerto class and an honours in the open strings class on the cello. Ben has also gone through to the regional (North of England) final of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year.