Musical Performances Galore
Music students have enjoyed a very busy term performing at events both in and out of school.
At the beginning of the term the Music Department staged a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ iconic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Students from years 7-13 were involved and all performed to a very high standard. The concert culminated in a sing-along of Hey Jude and was topped off by a standing ovation from a very appreciative audience. Well done to Mr London and Wilfie for planning and organising the whole event.
At the end of June, the Academy’s Ukulele Orchestra, Vox Box and Sixth Form Harmony Group were invited to perform at the Lincolnshire Schools’ Prom at Skegness Embassy. After a fun-packed day in Skegness, which included a paddle in the sea, ice cream on the beach and a picnic in the park, the groups performed their pieces to a capacity crowd. Overall this was a great day out and the students loved the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre to an audience of over 1000 people!
At the beginning of July, a group of woodwind, brass, string and piano players attended the Music Day at Carre’s Grammar school. This involved a day of rehearsals and finished with a performance to parents and teachers. Over 200 people played in the orchestra and our students were able to enjoy the experience of playing in such a large ensemble.
Following the regional festival, the Sixth Form Harmony Group and the Senior Choir were invited to perform at the National Music for Youth Festival in Birmingham. Both groups’ performances were very well received by the Music Mentors and they received excellent feedback. The Sixth Form Harmony Group were described as being ‘utterly confident, professional and nerveless’. Comments for the Senior Choir said, ‘Deeply committed and heartfelt singing’. Congratulations to all performers who took part.
Finally the Sixth Form Harmony Group were invited to perform at the Music Teacher Conference organised by Lincolnshire Music Service. What started out as a very daunting prospect (performing to an audience of music teachers!) turned out to be an absolutely fantastic experience! The audience were very enthusiastic about the group’s performance and they were bombarded with requests to perform at a number of schools and colleges around the county. The harmony group also had the opportunity to take part in an inspirational voice workshop with Mark De-Lisser and ACM Gospel Choir. Congratulations to the Harmony Group!
We now have just one more performance left this academic year. On Thursday the Ruskington Campus will be hosting a Summer Concert. The performance starts at 6pm and will take place in the main hall.
A huge ‘well done’ to all the students who have taken part in extra-curricular music activities this term.