Music students at Richard Huish College have just completed a week-long tour performing at secondary schools across Somerset. The event, in which the talents of the College’s music students were showcased, aimed to raise awareness of music in schools and inspire young musicians.
Returning for its third year, after missing last year due to COVID restrictions, the venture entitled ‘Huish Music on Tour’ was once again sponsored by Falcon Vehicle Hire, who donated the lorry for the students to perform on, giving the performers the perfect outdoor stage to demonstrate their talents.
Over the week, students travelled and performed at a selection of different schools from Kingsmead School, Heathfield Community School and The Castle School. Pupils from these schools were also given the opportunity to participate in the event, with many of them stepping up to the challenge and performing to their fellow students. There was also a mid-week pit-stop return to campus to perform at the end of year celebrations for their peers.
The tour demonstrated the variety of different music courses and enrichment the College has to offer. Music Production, Popular Music and Music students all performed, with the addition of Music Production students also working behind the scenes helping with the production of the event.
Huish Pop Music and Music Production Course Manager, Andy Wild said; “It was so good to be able to get out and see the students perform again in front of real live people! The schools were amazing, especially some of the student bands that we are hopefully going to get to record in our studios next year! There are really big things planned for this next year when we can get back to normal.”
The event was also an opportunity to advertise the College’s Music facilities like the Aspen Centre which is home to both the A Level and Vocational Music courses, as well as the vast array of Music enrichment activities Huish has to offer.
Huish is delighted with the continued success of Huish Music on Tour. It was a great opportunity to not only showcase the talents of the students but also to build relationships with local secondary schools and their students.