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From guitar to sitar - college music night

bexhill college music night

bexhill college music night

Bexhill College students performed at the annual recital and showed what they could do with diverse and skillful performance.

As a result £163 was donated towards new music equipment. 

The red carpet was rolled out for guests as the refectory was transformed into a concert venue for a special night that included bands, solo recitals and a jazz ensemble. 

Music Coordinator Jason Boyd, who accompanied on the piano and compered the evening, said: “The music students we have on both our A level and BTEC programs are hugely talented not just as performers but also as composers and songwriters. 

It’s a great privilege to work with them especially now we have such wonderful facilities.”

The night featured Bexhill College’s first live performance of an oud and a sitar by Caillin McDuffie who claimed he was “born in the wrong century”.

Other highlights included a duet from singer-songwriter Gemima Ellis and classical pianist Scott Nightingale who performed a rendition of Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird”.

While upbeat rockers Morfey and the Mermaids provided entertainment to get the audience clapping along to “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”.

Not only was the music well-received but feedback on the refreshments provided by the catering team was also excellent.

Many of the music students at Bexhill College go on to study music at top Universities and Institutes after finishing their course. 

Recent destinations include the Royal College of Music, Canterbury and Chichester Universities.  Others have been successful finding employment straight from college. 

For more information contact Jason Boyd jasonboyd@bexhillcollege.ac.uk

 

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