On Saturday the 4th of March, St David’s Secondary School rock band took to the stage in Wesley College to compete in the prestigious interschools music festival. The festival hosts over 90 schools and 3000 students each year and provides a platform for young performers to gain confidence and experience in-front of an audience.
Put together by Mr Timlin and Mr Lynch, who both share a passion for music, the group comprised of students from both 2nd and Transition Year. The band was led by front man Ewan Macadams and featured James O’Farrell on bass, Conor Brady on drums and Tiernan Grimes on lead guitar.
Taking to the stage as the youngest entrants in the senior rock band category the boys battled it out with 17 other high-quality rock bands. Performing a fantastic rendition of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters St David’s Secondary School Rock band came “highly commended” in the competition, which is a credit to the hard work put in over the past few months.
Before the awards were given and the announcements were made, the celebrity judge gave a special mention to Ewan stating that he “knew from the minute that he walked out that he had something”, going on to note that Ewan had fantastic “stage craft” and a bright future in music.
Well done lads. Rock on!