Musicians shine at ‘The Gigg’
Ben Harris

The Richard Whiteley Theatre was transformed into a vibrant concert venue with 22 live acts performing on a spectacularly lit stage at ‘The Gigg’.

An enthusiastic audience, enjoyed watching our singers and instrumentalists, supported by staff and the house band, play a range of rock, pop and country songs from Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ to the John Denver classic ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’. The night was rounded off in style with an ensemble of musicians performing an outstanding rendition of Meatloaf’s ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’.

Each year The Gigg, formally known as the Rock Concert, showcases the wide range of musical talent at Giggleswick and provides the opportunity for emerging musicians in Year 7 and 8 to perform alongside the more experienced sixth formers. It is also a chance for pupils to experience working and playing with a professional adult band.

Director of Performing Arts at Giggleswick, Gareth Warburton, commented “This was another outstanding event at Giggleswick School with talented young pupils being given a professional platform to excel with confidence. Those who performed juggled academic and co-curricular commitments yet were still able to participate at the very highest level and create an exciting musical event for all who attended.”