Huddersfield New College has shared a photo round-up from our recent Musical Showcase, where audiences were wowed by a range of performances from our Year 12 and Year 13 Music Students.

Hosted in the evening in our Boiler House, students performed a variety of popular music styles from disco and rock to heavy metal and soul. The evening was a particularly important one for our Year 13 students, as it saw them formally performing their final exam pieces. As part of their assessment, Year 13 students are given three songs and are asked to perform them in a reimagined style to a live audience. Students are not only assessed on their actual performances, but also related aspects such as audience engagement. 

Along with a variety of bands, guests also enjoyed a number of solo performances from our talented young people. 

James Dash, Teacher of Music comments: “It really was a fabulous evening, and our performers were true professionals, even when we experienced the odd technical hiccup! Our students, particularly our Year 13s, have spent all year preparing, planning and rehearing for this and I am very proud of the performances they wowed our audience with. Our students have been amazing during the course of the Pandemic, remaining committed to their studies during periods of remote learning even though at times some of the ways we were learning were unusual and at times more challenging!”

“It was wonderful to have a live audience onsite enjoying the results of the hard work and practice by our performers, and given the comments made by our guests, I am confident that as well as being able to enjoy the talents of our students, they had a great evening too! Many of our students intend to progress to careers in the industry, and I am really excited to see what they will go on to achieve.”


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