Wilson’s Hospital School Performers in All-Ireland Final.
On Friday the 4th March, Wilsons’s Hospital School took part in the All-Ireland Light Entertainment Festival 2011 organised by Briery Gap in Macroom, Co. Cork. They had qualified for this final in the regional competition held in Mullingar. For the competition they had to do a variety of performances for 15 minutes. They travelled the long journey to Macroom full of excitement and anticipation.
Wilson’s Hospital Choir, with 73 members started the entertainment with its first song, “No Air” (Jordan Sparks and Chris Brown) and followed this with “Africa” (Toto). They were accompanied by school musicians, Eoin (guitar), Peter (keyboards), Mark and Ivan (drums), Opeyami (drums and percussion), Stuart (violin), Ekene (percussion) and Gerard (bass guitar). Up next were the group of twelve dancers (boys and girls from throughout the school) who did a modern hip-hop routine. To finish the performance Mark and Ivan had an exciting drum-off. All of this talent was co-ordinated by music teacher, Miss Heslin.
At the end of the competition, the Judges had some very favourable comments to make about the Wilson’s Hospital School performers. The group finished joint Runners-Up. Special congratulations to Ivan and Mark who received the trophy for Best Individual Act of the competition.