Musicians excel again in live show

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Our Year 13 BTEC Music Performance pupils have exceeded expectations yet again by planning and delivering an outstanding evening of live music at famous live music venue, The Grey Lady, in Tunbridge Wells. The event was organised as part of the group’s final unit of work which required them to explore Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry and the practicalities of how to market and promote their own live music event. The pupils have been responsible for all aspects of the event, including carrying out market research, booking the venue and acts performing, as well as working to a budget and ensuring that a profit is made.

The hard work that the pupils have been putting in for the past few months has well and truly paid off as the event was even more successful than they could have imagined. Audience members were flooding in through the door to the point where the pupils were forced to make the decision to open a new section of the venue just to fit everyone in. This immediately created an atmosphere that was full of energy and excitement, and it meant that all the artists performing were supported and celebrated throughout their set. There were four acts in total – the first three being local young musicians, which included ex-Bethany pupil, Jess Daubeny, and then the final 45-minute slot was left for the Year 13s to fill it with the best songs they have worked on for the last two years. Each act performed an outstanding set of songs, with our pupils finishing off the night by getting every member of the audience stood up and dancing to the instant crowd-pleaser, “Mr Brightside” by The Killers.

In order to reach out to the community more successfully, the pupils made the decision to give all profits of the event to local charity, Hospice in the Weald, which is a charity that has a strong relationship with the school.

Mr Brinson: “I always say when we do one of these events that the next one will be even better than the last. Sometimes it seems impossible to be able to live up to this expectation, but the Year 13s have well and truly done this yet again. This has been such a wonderful opportunity to share the talents of young musicians in a fun and lively environment created by the pupils themselves. Mr Thomas and I couldn’t be prouder of what the pupils have accomplished.”