College raises funds for portable music studio
- Credit: Archant
Sidmouth College is hoping to turn cash donations into notes of a different kind - and buy students a portable music studio.
Music teacher Ollie Hickman hopes the school can raise £1,000 to spend on a mixer, a computer and microphones to allow pupils to record their own songs.
The college held a spring concert last night (Thursday) to kick-start the fundraising and will be holding more events throughout the year.
Mr Hickman said: “I really would like to set up a portable studio that you could use in school for all the different things going on.
“They [the students] really want to make their own music and write their own songs. It’s really important that we give them that opportunity to develop that further.”
You may also want to watch:
The concert featured performances from 20 pupils, including the debut performance of the school’s transition choir.
Among those to benefit would be year 10 pupils Daisy Theophilus and Emma Merideth. The duo have started working on their GCSE music compositions and said that the studio would help with their work.
- 1 Sidmouth’s ‘overwhelming’ support for Wear a Hat fundraiser
- 2 Prince Philip's legacy is guaranteed through awards scheme
- 3 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 4 Veterans called to muster in tribute to Prince Philip
- 5 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 6 There will be sunshine after the rain as the town re-opens
- 7 Ottery retirement community with Easter thank you for keyworkers
- 8 Rewarding first night back For Sidmouth Running Club
- 9 Grab your chance to win a new TV from Fords South West Ltd
- 10 Salston Manor Hotel plans given the go-ahead
Daisy said: “We do not have the equipment that would be really useful to have if you are making compositions.
“At the moment, we have a box we sing into. It’s nice to be able to write stuff that we want to listen to and it is personal to you.”
If you would like to donate to the fund, contact the college on 01395 514823.