Thank you and well done to everyone involved in this year's Battle journey so far. Thank you for taking the time write your own songs, get together to rehearse and, in some cases, design and make your own band t-shirts and percussion instruments!
(The Phoenixes Y3, The Founders Y3 and MR DAFT Y5).
Every band received feedback from Miss Rusbatch immediately after their audition. The feedback included positive praise and recognition of the hard work and creative talent in the band, and highlighted specific strengths of the song and individual performances. Miss Rusbatch also shared constructive feedback and suggested ways in which the song and/or the performance could be improved.
It is always hugely encouraging to see the same children return each year with more confidence, greater performance skills and with songs with improved arrangements, structure and, sometimes, vocal harmonies. Miss Rusbatch is inspired by the resilience, determination and creative development of these children.
This year's finalists will receive information about the final from Miss Rusbatch next week. This year's Top 12 bands, who will be performing in the final on Tuesday 24th March, are (in no particular order):