28 June 2019

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision 2019 was a great success, we had a wonderful group of students that were filled with talent.

We started off the week by researching different songs. Everyone got into groups and came up with a selection of songs they thought would be good to sing and perform. We then came back together and listened to everyone's chosen songs and shared ideas. We then took a vote and decided a final set list of songs. 

We chose: 

Budapest - George Ezra
Bellyache - Billie Eilish
I’ll Be There - Jess Glynne
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Half a World Away - Oasis

We then got straight to practising the songs and working out solos.

Tuesday and Wednesday consisted of rehearsals for our performances then once everyone was happy, we recorded the performances using a professional recording studio set up for the CD. Whilst all that was going on and we were taking it in turns recording, everyone was also making some colourful posters that we were later going to merge together to create an album cover and some big boards to take out busking. We also took some time to research some local charities and finally decided on Jeremiah’s Journey which is the NHS Bereavement Charity. 

Thursday morning we got some last practice time in before catching the bus into the town centre to perform for the public and raise money for Jeremiah’s Journey. We were lucky enough to be interviewed by Plymouth Live who live streamed some of the songs we performed on Facebook, hitting around 30k views! This also gave us the opportunity to sell out all our CDs, raising over £100 in total! After all our hard work, we went to Pizza Hut and filled ourselves up on pizza and ice cream before getting the bus back to College. 

The end of Sound and Vision fell on the same day as Woodland’s school annual festival, ‘Woodfest’. We were given two slots to perform all our songs plus some extra crowd pleasers such as Castle On the Hill by Ed Sheeran. We ended the week with more ice cream, glitter and enjoying other great acts performing at Woodfest.

On behalf of the music department, I would like to thank all students involved for being so well behaved, talented and fun. Also thank you to all staff involved in Sound and Vision, making it a fantastic week for all involved.

Mr Cleverley
Music Teacher
Sound and Vision
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