Music event brings pupils past and present together

Former Sibford pupils Ulysses Wells and Millie Sampson
Former Sibford pupils Ulysses Wells and Millie Sampson

Sibford pupils past and present will be taking to the stage at the school this weekend as part of Sibford Rocks.

Ulysses Wells and Millie Sampson, who left the school in 2008, will be performing with their band In Zanadu, described by Dom Letts of Radio 6 as ‘The Libertines meets Amy Winehouse meets White Stripes’ as part of the music festival which takes place tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

Also performing will be Sam Evans, who went from Sibford to study Musical Theatre at Leeds University, Michael Aris, who is currently studying Music at Bath Spa University, and Flossie Boyd, whose EP Burning Bright has been released on the digital music service, Spotify. Joining them on stage will be a range of current pupils including the school’s two house bands, the choir plus some stunning performances from Year 13 students Emily Sloan, Tom Smith and George Purchon.

Music teacher Matt Platt said: “We have a rich and varied set of young people here at Sibford with some fantastic musical abilities. To be able to combine their talents in an event which also features the musical skills of past pupils who have gone on to do some great and wonderful things is really exciting.”

Tickets (£10/£8) are available from the school or from