A St Margaret's Junior School pupil singing in the Believer music video

First Things First…..

13th July 2021

Inspired by a children’s choir cover version of Believer by Imagine Dragons, our super-talented Director of Music, Ms Bird, spent much of her free time during the January lockdown planning a St Margaret’s School version of the song and video.

Knowing that end-of-year concerts were unlikely, Ms Bird started to rehearse the song during online lockdown lessons, asking pupils to send in their home-made recordings. Once back in school in person, there were more rehearsals, recordings of whole groups and choreography to learn. With over 100 tracks to edit and mix, getting the project off the ground was no mean feat!

Many pupils from Year 3 through to Year 9 had a role to play whether it was singing, dancing, playing instruments or choreographing the dance sequences.

“I've done a lot of performing but I've never made a music video before”

Ms Bird would like to extend her thanks to all the staff who supported the project in so many ways, to the parents for their help with the recordings made at home and, of course, to St Margaret’s fantastic pupils!


Pupils out on the St Margaret's School grounds starring in a music video

Pupils: Years 3 - 9
Soloists: Saachie, Isabella, Anaya, Shriya, Morin, Moni, Milly A, and Milly M
B vox: Evie & Anastasia, Anjali and Maisie
Dancers: Sophia*, Florence, Eliza, Lily, Izzy, Shriya and Maya
*Choreography by Sophia
Musicians: Silvia, Joliesse, Sofia, and Sammy-Jo

Musical direction and additional parts: Michelle Bird
Movement and dance supervisor: Dulcie Pimlott
Additional rehearsal: Mark Hammond
Video Production: Tom Le Bon
Drone Footage: The Drone Photo Company
Backing track licence supplied by Karaoke Version www.karaoke-version.com and Tency Music www.tencymusic.com

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