Sixth Form music students impress with performance showcase

As part of the continuing work towards their BTEC qualification, the Year 13 music group recently organised an event which provided them with a platform to demonstrate their performance skills to a live audience.

Held in the Drama Studio on the evening of Thursday 8th June, the Year 13 students invited their Year 12 counterparts to join them in a showcase of solo and ensemble performances in front of an appreciative audience of family and friends.

From the early stages of planning, through to advertising and pulling together the required number of performers, the Year 13’s took the lead in organising the event which will count towards their final assessment grade.

The students all performed to a high standard, displaying fantastic musical skill and talent throughout the evening which was encompassed in a diverse range of genres from classic rock through to modern pop.

The students decided to hold the gig in aid of mental health charity MIND and managed to raise £30 from donations for refreshments and entry to the gig. 

Music teacher Rebecca Tillman commented: ‘I am extremely proud of the professionalism of all students, but particularly the Year 13’s. The performances were of an impressively high quality and every student who performed did themselves proud.

I want to thank the parents, family and friends of the students for their continued support over the years - I know living with a musician is not easy sometimes! I would also like to thank Tim Nuttall for his fantastic work in operating the sound and lighting.

Finally, I want to wish Year 13 the best of luck for their future studies or work placements and hope they all continue with their playing, as they are an extremely talented group and it would be a shame to let that go!’

In the next academic year, the lower sixth students will have the opportunity to plan their own gig - so watch this space!