Music For Minds was a showcase of talent arranged and delivered by the students from Sir John Hunt CSC to raise awareness for mental health issues in young people.
Many talented students from across several year groups performed at the event. The first half was made up of both solo and full band performances from students in Year 8, 10 and 11. Jodie Daley in Year 11 was one of the first acts on, performing ‘You Know I'm No Good’ by Amy Winehouse.
The year 10 band made up of Gary Chambers, Dylan Staff, Liam Smith, Charlie Buckeridge, Xandria Bell, Natalie Smith, Megan Smith and Hermione Graham performed rock hits 'Seven Nation Army' and Oasis’ Supersonic', followed by beautiful solo performances by Megan and Natalie. Daisy Bone also performed one of her own catchy songs - ‘Diverted Traffic’ which was a huge hit with the audience.
After a short break, the Sixth Form students took the stage to perform three songs each including songs such as The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, The Fratellis’ ‘Chelsea Dagger’ and Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’. The event was held at Livewire, a youth club in Saltash where young people receive free music lessons.
Livewire have several practice spaces, as well as a professional recording studio and live music venue which the young people are free to use. Livewire also offer free counselling and support for young people who struggle with mental health issues.
Andy Rance, owner of Livewire, said the event was “an awesome night of music”, followed by heaps of comments from the audience and parents on how talented the young people are and what a great event it was.
The music department would like to thank the Sixth Form students for their superb organisation of the event, the talented students from across the school who performed and SJH staff, for their fantastic musicianship and support of the event.