Tour Success for Harmony Group
St George’s Academy Sixth Form Harmony Group have had a very busy few months of performing. At the end of term 5 they embarked on a tour of primary schools in order to inspire and encourage younger pupils to get involved in music-making activities. The Harmony Group performed a 40 minute set at each school which included Perfect by Ed Sheeran, Move by Little Mix and Happy by Pharrell Williams. They received some fantastic feedback from the primary schools and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the young children singing and dancing along to their performance. A teacher from one school said ‘Thank you so much! That was AWESOME! The staff and children LOVED it, alike. I can't thank you enough!’. Overall, the Harmony Group performed at seven different schools and had a collective audience of over 2000 children.
Following a fantastic performance at the Regional Music for Youth Festival in March, the Harmony Group were invited to perform at the National Festival which took place during the first week in July. The Harmony Group performed in the Rock, Pop, Funk and Soul category and choose to sing Gambling Man by The Overtones, Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson and Run To You by Pentatonix. Feedback from the Music Mentors commented on their fantastic blend and obvious enjoyment in performing. However, the highlight was receiving a congratulatory message from The Overtones themselves!
To finish their run of performances, the Harmony Group were once again invited to perform at the Lincolnshire Music Education Conference as the opening to the keynote speech, ‘Boys Don’t Sing’ by Dominic Peckham. They did a fantastic job of proving that actually boys do sing! This was a great experience for our students and a number of opportunities have cropped up as a result of their outstanding performance. Watch this space!