Band Night in the Quad

By Imogen Mayhook-Walker, 6.2

Photos by Eva Du

Last Thursday it was Band Night in the Quad. After a week and a half of intense preparation, all the students involved, including myself, performed to a full house.

The highlights were undoubtedly Safi Kazim’s opening and closing numbers, and Natural Woman, performed by Millie Bolton. Raffy Henry not only delivered a haunting performance of Like Gold but he also was there for every rehearsal to ensure everyone sounded perfect in the studio.

There were also some outstanding new performers; Lara Rippinger’s performance of Unstoppable was one of the stand outs of the night and Miranda Woods-Ballard delivered a great performance of Figure It Out by Royal Blood.

Band Night is always one of the highlights in the Bedales Calendar and this year did not disappoint. Musicians including Kai Macrae, Monty Bland, Minna Hall and many more gave up so much of their time and performed with so many different people.

A huge thank you to Rod for all the work he put in to building the stage and running the tech throughout the show and a well done to everyone involved for a great night, but especially to Neil Hornsby whose tireless work and encouragement led to such an amazing show.

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Barnstorming Band Night

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Last week saw the second annual Bedales Band Night. Stunning performances from regulars Rosheen Bond and Delilah Montagu were complemented by the incredible debuts of Esme Allman and Aidan Bunce-Waters. Other highlights included wonderful performances from the likes of Stella Green and Sophia Berger, ably supported by the amazing musicianship of Kit Mosely, Louis Giannamore, Luca Caruso, Peter Wilson and George Gardner. The roof of the Quad was nearly blown off by the sensational and explosive performance of Leo Graziosi and the night was brought to a close with a barnstorming rendition of The Jackson 5’s Blame It On The Boogie. No one who was in attendance will forget this night in a hurry.

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Words by Hannah Rogerson, 6.1

Photos by Lydia Walker, 6.2


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.