Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Windsor Rocks!

9th February 2024

Windsor High School and Sixth Form students took the stage by storm this week with their phenomenal performance of "We Will Rock You: School Edition." The iconic musical, based on the legendary rock band Queen's hits, showcased the incredible talents of the students in both the musical and technical aspects of the production. From powerful vocals to electrifying dance routines and a stellar live band, the performance left the audience in awe.

The musical features an array of Queen's greatest hits, seamlessly woven into an engaging storyline set in a dystopian future. Some of the standout songs included "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Radio Ga Ga." Each song was expertly performed, capturing the essence and energy of Queen's music.

Exceptional Band Performance

The live band accompanying the cast played a crucial role in elevating the overall experience. Comprising talented students, the band flawlessly recreated Queen's iconic sound, bringing an authentic rock concert atmosphere to the school auditorium. Their precision and passion for the music added an extra layer of excitement, earning them well-deserved applause throughout the performance.

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Dazzling Dance Routines

The choreography of "We Will Rock You: School Edition" was a spectacle in itself, with the dancers showcasing their skills in dynamic and high-energy routines. The choreographers worked diligently to blend contemporary dance with the rock vibe of Queen's music, resulting in visually stunning performances that perfectly complemented the musical numbers. The enthusiasm displayed by the dancers were nothing short of professional, leaving the audience captivated from start to finish.

Talented Cast

The students of Windsor High School and Sixth Form truly shone in their respective roles. The lead characters delivered powerful vocal performances, capturing the essence of Freddie Mercury's iconic voice while adding their own flair to the songs. The ensemble cast demonstrated exceptional teamwork, creating a seamless and immersive experience for the audience.

Also involved were students in Art who did a remarkable job with set design, and the Technicians who worked the sound and lighting each evening, transporting the audience to a futuristic world where the rebellious spirit of rock and roll thrived. 

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Josh, who plays Galileo Figaro, said:

I absolutely love doing the show - the cast, the teachers, the technicians, each and every single one of them are amazing people and I think it definitely shows that we’re all good friends with each other.  It’s such a welcoming environment and even the people who are doing their first production enjoy being a part of the performance. It’s just a lovely thing to do and I wish I could still do it even after I’ve finished school!"

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Kate, who plays Scaramouche, said:

The show has formed such a lovely friendship group for us all and everyone in the show feels like a second family to me! This experience is easily one of my favourite memories from my time here and I'll miss rehearsing with one another everyday after school and at lunches so much! 

Windsor High School and Sixth Form's production of "We Will Rock You: School Edition" was a resounding success, showcasing the remarkable talents of the students involved. From the electrifying music and exceptional band performance to the dazzling dance routines, the entire cast and crew demonstrated their dedication and passion for the arts. The show not only paid tribute to the timeless music of Queen but also served as a testament to the talent and creativity thriving within the school's community. We can't wait to see what you do next year!