On Friday, 12th October, Bower Park’s very own rock group, The Bower Park Band Project, took part in ‘Last Band Standing: Havering’s Battle of the Bands’, competing against seven others at the Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch. They began playing together two years ago, and have been practising and rehearsing every Tuesday after school ever since. Mr Trevor Newnham, a successful professional musician in his own right, is their teacher and mentor. He also teaches music lessons at the Academy. If you came to Bowerstock last July, you will have seen the Band Project performing at the festival.
The line up for Friday’s gig was:
- Josh Barber
- Luke Daines
- Bethany Atkins
- Elise Quinn
- Jamari Cousins
They performed three different songs and came out on top – becoming the Last Band Standing. This was an amazing achievement, given the short time they have been performing together. Well done – we are very proud of you. Many thanks to Trevor Newnham, who has worked so hard with our young musicians. Thank you also to the parents who went along to support them.