Another great year for King James’s School at this year’s AMP Awards final.
On 10th February our business team and band went to battle against teams from eight of the local Harrogate schools.
On stage it is a battle of the bands competition, but behind the scenes the business teams have been working hard to make sure that the show at The Royal Hall goes without a hitch. This year our team, Fortississimo, had the responsibility for merchandise, selling wrist bands, glow sticks, bow ties (to match the Bond themed evening) and key rings. The team managed to sell a large amount of stock and they also managed to raise over £500 for the AMP Awards charity Pump Aid. Unfortunately they were pipped at the post by St Aidan´s but managed a very respectable second place in the business competition. The team; Charlotte Robson, Holly Tinsley, Jennifer Rowbury, Rosie McLelland, Ben Spruce and Jacob Brown, did a fantastic job and should be very proud of their achievement.
Meanwhile on the centre stage, the King James’s band, Two Tone Rust, comprising of four Year 11 students; Jack Henderson, Anish Petit, James Beardsley and Ben Fitzpatrick, dominated the evening with their mix of rock and rap to win first place. Their prize includes professional mentoring, a recording session in a professional studio, a chance to play at some festivals and of course headlining next year’s AMP Awards as the outgoing winners. These boys are certainly a band to watch out for in the future.
A huge well done to both teams; you put everything into it and, regardless of what the judges may have said, you are all winners.