Woodroffe House rocks the Hall
Local Vibes
April 7, 2006
Woodroffe House rocks the Hall

Chants of Woodroffe! Woodroffe! Woodroffe filled the Methodist Church Hall as the Bishop’s College Kingstown held the first ever Music Day last Tuesday.

The three houses contesting the competition were Jackson, Woodroffe and Piggot House. But grabbing the limelight from the other houses was Woodroffe House. Woodroffe led in almost every category of the competition to walk away as winners of the Music Day. There were categories of Set piece song, own choice song, Chorale speaking, Dialect and Instrumental.{{more}}

Music teacher, Vincente Stewart said that it was her initiative to host a Music Day for the students so as to develop and showcase their musical abilities. “It was just a matter of instilling discipline among the students and highlighting the importance of music in education.” Stewart also said that she wanted to show the students the different genres of music and not to stick to one only. She hopes the venture will start a trend which will grow from year to year and spread throughout schools around the nation.

Piggot house was not to be left in the dust as they placed first for the boys over fourteen solo, Vicasecie Davy being the winner; and first for the Instrumental competition led by Steel Pan prodigy, Rodney Small. Destined to be a star in the making was Shurneil Cruickshank, who displayed confidence, voice control and charisma as she sang her way to first place in the girls’ solo category.

The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Band paid the students a visit and highlighted the history of the instruments and gave the students a taste of their musical talents. There were no losers at the Music day as all the students showed solidarity for their respective houses at the event.