Bridgstock has become an integral part of school life at The West Bridgford School and illustrates the huge musical talent our students have. This music ‘gig’ is organised entirely by Post 16 students; from initial planning to auditions, parts allocation and the final shows. This is always a highly anticipated part of the Post 16 year and enjoyed by students, staff and parents alike.
How to get involved in Bridgstock
Planning for Bridgstock starts in June, before the summer holidays. ANy year 12 students wanting to volunteer can attend meetings in teh September to be part of the organising team. This will be highly advertised within Post 16
April 2019 Show
Just before Easter that time of year was here again, one that is firmly in the calendar of students, parents and staff alike, Bridgstock. Bridgstock is organised, and run by our sixth form students, and is a highly successful example of how fantastic our young people are. The musical talent of our students always shines out. Also the high organisational skills of the sixth formers, the levels of excitement from all the students involved and the joy of seeing all the students work as one big ‘Bridgstock family’ always makes this event one of the highlights of my, and many others staff and students, year. Parents comments when walking out is always the same as mine, amazement, as each year just gets better and better.
Tickets, yet again sold out in record time. With Thursday night performances selling out in less than 24 hours. All 480 tickets were sold out in just over a week, illustrating the high demands for the shows. Sprits and energy levels were high across the 3 nights as the huge musical talent of our students, from yr 7 through to yr 13, shone through in stunning performances. Audiences were also entertained by performances from a teacher band and a combined student-teacher band. This year songs included Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Back in the USSR by The Beatles and Balaclava by The Arctic Monkeys. Leaving the audience wanting more the encore saw a stage invasion on all 3 nights Don’t stop me now by Queen.
Thank you to everyone for their continued support, on this now truly embedded event in the West Bridgford schools community. There is already a buzz amongst staff, students and parents about next years concert, where organisation for the events will start in June. We hope to see you in the audience next year.
BRIDGSTOCK 2020 - Auditions
Bridgstock 2015 Promotional Video