4 Dec 2023

St Andrews college showstopper brings the house down at prizegiving

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 4 December 2023

The end of year school prize giving is known to send a shiver up the spine of a few parents.

A couple of bum numbing hours waiting if you are lucky to clap your child onto stage, full of pride and anticipation.

The reward, outside of basking briefly in greatness by association, is usually a pretty solid group performance of some sort.

But this year's big number at the St Andrews College prize giving was an absolute show stopper.

120 singers and musicians on stage absolutely bringing the house house down.

And the lead singer was Year 13 student Grace Burnett, lead guitarist Mia Fraser, also a Year 13 student.

The acoustic guitarist was year 12 student James McIver.

St Andrews college Head of Music, Duncan Ferguson and guitarist James McIver speak to Lisa Owen.