Enjoy this video of the Barton Hills Choir rehearsing Don’t You (Forget About Me), the signature song from the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.
Recorded at Barton Hills Elementary School, March, 2015.
Gavin Tabone – keys, guitar, tambourine
Don Cento – guitar
‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ – written by Forsey/Schiff
Video produced by Gavin Tabone
Soundtrack producer Keith Forsey originally asked The Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol to record Don’t You (Forget About Me) for the movie, but all three declined.
Simple Minds initially also declined, but encouraged by their record label, agreed to record it. Don’t You (Forget About Me) became a number one hit in the United States and around the world.
The song’s “la-la-la” coda is a case of a placeholder becoming the actual lyric, as neither Keith Forsey nor Jim Kerr of Simple Minds could think of actual words that made sense.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of the Barton Hills Choir enjoyed sharing a performance with the Austin High School Glee Club in their Fine Arts Theater on November 14th. Enjoy this video, shot by John and Michael Scannell, of the combined choirs performing “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”
The Barton Hills Choir is being featured on CNN’s iReport today, performing Winter Wonderland at the Zilker Holiday Tree lighting. If you don’t have a chance to tune in you can view the segment on the CNN web site.
The Barton Hills Choir continued their tradition of performing at the annual lighting of the Zilker Holiday Tree on Sunday, December 2. Introduced by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the choir performed three songs in the warm weather for a standing room only crowd and cheered mightily for their fellow students who won the Zilker Tree Art contest and got to throw the switch to illuminate the 155 foot tall tree with over 3,300 shining multicolored lights.
Enjoy this video of the Choir singing Jingle Bell Rock, followed by the lighting of the tree, featuring camera work by Nancy Daniel and Brett Merritt and postproduction editing by choir director Gavin Tabone.