Music Performance and Production students at Richard Huish College have just completed a series of dates performing at secondary schools across Somerset. The live gigs, which showcased the talents of the students, aimed to raise awareness of music in secondary schools and inspire young musicians.

Now in its fifth year as a touring event, the venture entitled ‘Gig on a Lorry’ was sponsored by SMV Commercials, who donated a lorry for the students to perform on, giving the performers the perfect outdoor stage.

Over eight days, they travelled and performed at a selection of schools including The Castle School and The Taunton Academy in Taunton, Court Fields School in Wellington, Chilton Trinity School and Robert Blake School in Bridgwater, Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe, and Uffculme School and Tiverton High School in Devon. 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.

The tour demonstrated the variety of different music courses and enrichment Huish has to offer. Music Performance and Music Production students all performed, and Music Production students also worked behind the scenes helping with the production of the event.

Music Performance and Production Course Manager, Andy Wild said; “This year’s ‘Gig on a Lorry’ tour was an amazing success with our students performing to thousands of students from local schools over the two weeks. It’s great to be able to offer something different for a lunchtime, and hopefully kick start a love of live music early! We even managed to assess our performance students, and our Production students who were doing the sound for the events.  We want to thank all of the teachers who were involved at the different secondary schools for making it such a positive event”.

Huish Music students will be performing once again at their Summer Concert on Monday 3rd July, for ticket information visit