Winter Ball: A Round Up

On 15 December, the Winter Ball returned to Hills Road. The event was organised by the Student Council and sold out with over 300 students in attendance. Everyone relished this special celebration which saw out the first term of the new academic year in style!

Winter Ball 2023

The Winter Ball was certainly a party to remember!

After the success of the Winter Ball 2022, this year’s student council returned with a new twist that was voted in by Hills students.

The theme this year was masquerade, in which hundreds of students could be seen in masks and fancy dress, enjoying live music, freshly cooked food, vibrant lights and decorations. This theme proved to be extremely popular, with tickets selling very quickly!

One of the highlights of the Ball was the Battle of the Bands. This saw five bands, all with iconic sets prepared, from the Foo Fighters to Bruno Mars, thrash it out on the stage!

The competition was incredibly tight, however, after a lot of thought and a round of voting held, The Disco Chickens grabbed first place, while CB5 and Disfunktional were close runners up!

The whole night wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the staff. The student council and Hills students thank all the tutors in the front-of-house, the catering team for their incredible food and baking, Mark Davis and the Music Tech team, Brendan Synge for the perfect stage, the Estates team, the caretakers, the Bursary and finance team, and Dan Cook for the wonderful decorations! A big thank you to Tim Lomas, the student council’s staff lead throughout this process; his support is very much appreciated and enabled the council to provide the best night possible for their peers.

As chair, I couldn’t be prouder of the team and what we achieved. Staff and fellow students met this Ball with enthusiasm and positivity, and we were able to provide an enjoyable night to remember. I hope that the next council will carry the momentum onwards to a Winter Ball 2024!!

Will Patterson, Student Council Chair

The Student Council’s dedication and teamwork led to a wonderful Winter Ball, which was enjoyed by all the students who attended. Particular highlights included the Battle of the Bands, the mask creation station, the photo booth and the recital room floor vibrating to ABBA and Taylor Swift... It resulted in a magical evening.

Tim Lomas, Assistant Principal

Playing at the Winter Ball was such a great experience! We had a blast and hope you all did too. A huge thanks to the Student Council for putting on such a great event and to everyone who came along! Much love to all the other bands who played excellently and all of those who made it such a fun night! Rock on Motherflowers!

The Disco Chickens