Bridge Over Troubled Water

Musicians across the world are a little bored at the moment, so Mr Holt decided to get some of ours together (virtually) to record a version of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Our drum teacher, Mr Joseph, recorded the drum track; the violin teacher, Mr Hoyle, recorded the violin and his wife and former student, Jessica Hoyle (nee Thornhill) recorded a Viola part. Current students, Tom Stevens, (Year 10) played the trumpet whilst Sixth Former and outgoing Music Captain, Josh Dodding lead vocals. Director of Music, Mr Holt played piano, bass and extra percussion!

Once the parts were recorded, staff were invited to record themselves singing to be included in the final verse, with the inspiring lyrics “…if you need a friend, I’m sailing right behind”, really representing the ways that staff and pupils at Westholme are reacting to the crisis.

We hope you enjoy it!