‘Summer Blast’ joint Get Together at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Back in July, students from four of our Furthering Talent Partner Hubs from Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Sheffield and Worcestershire took part in a fantastic day of music making at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The event brought together over 60 young people in one amazing setting for our biggest Get Together yet!

The day started with some fun warm ups where everybody got to know each other, played some games and got rid of a few nerves. We then split into two groups and took part in some workshops where the young people learned about the origins of Gospel music and wrote their own piece, before trying some brilliant Samba rhythms and trying out lots of new instruments.

The grand finale saw all of the young people come together to compose, rehearse and perform a big ensemble piece. The piece was written live and in partnership with the young people and was designed to be inclusive of everyone, no matter on their level of playing ability. It sounded fantastic in the RBC studio and the parents who came in to see the performance were suitably impressed. One parent told us:

‘It was really well organised, brilliant that 3 sessions were set up and the kids got to experience 3 types of music. And such experienced leaders! I Loved the last bit when Seth asked the kids to suggest how they wanted the song to progress. I really loved that.’

It was a fantastic day all round and we want to say a huge thank you to the RBC for hosting us and organising such a brilliant schedule.

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