Music Teacher and Organiser; Andy Wild with Falcon Hire’s Tristan Savage and Huish performers
Music students at Richard Huish College have just completed a two week tour performing at secondary schools across Somerset and Devon. 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.
The venture entitled ‘Huish Music on Tour’ was sponsored by Falcon Vehicle Hire, who donated the lorry for the students to perform on, gave the performers the perfect outdoor stage to demonstrate their talents.
Over the two week period students performed at a multitude of different schools from Kingsmead School, Court Fields School, The Taunton Academy and The Castle School to Cullompton Community College and Tiverton High 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.
Violinist, Annie performing
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 student, Annie, who performed on all dates of the tour with her Violin explained; ‘I found it a great and worthwhile experience inspiring our younger audience. I feel it’s really valuable to future college students as it shows the variety that Huish can offer.’
The event was also an opportunity to advertise the College’s new music facilities which are set to open in the autumn. The £1.4 million investment will be home to both the A Level and Vocational Music courses, as well as the vast array of music enrichment activities Huish has to offer. This new building is just one of the many new investments the College has seen in recent years.
Huish is delighted with the success of Huish Music on Tour with many schools and pupils taking part. 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.