The College’s Brass department hit the road for the first time last term with On the Move, helping young people from all backgrounds across South Wales to access the performing arts.
A huge thank you to @Flora_Brass for an OUTSTANDING performance this morning. What a treat! We now have a school of very inspired pupils. #AmbitiousCapableLearners @gwentmusic pic.twitter.com/ECnMvw32pe
— OLSM (@OLSMtweeters) June 12, 2019
“The On the Move workshops provide young people with an opportunity to engage with the arts, to develop personal confidence through participating in live music, and to help nurture a spirit of community and self-identity,” explains head of brass Roger Argente.
“They also give teachers much-needed support and resource in delivering the music curriculum.”
Busy day today performing for over 650 primary and secondary school pupils for #RWCMDOnTheMove. Big thank you to @UskPrimary, @LearnWithMCS and @LangstonePS for having us! Thank you also to our supporters @gwentmusic, @seanoneill156, @HernandCrabtree and @AandBCymru 🎺🎶 pic.twitter.com/6WheNkXsAu
— Flora Brass (@Flora_Brass) June 11, 2019
Funded by Hern & Crabtree and Arts & Business Cymru, there have already been over 22 performances so far in eighteen different schools where our students have played to over 3,250 children, with many more visits planned over the next academic year.
Fabulous to see #RWCMDOnTheMove in partnership with Hern and Crabtree Ltd Estate Agent and #Culturestep. A great…
Brass quintet Flora Brass have been leading the project this term.
“On The Move is very important to us as a quintet because it gives us the opportunity to go out and perform to people.
“Seeing the children enjoy it really makes it worthwhile,” said Flora Brass member, Bethany Peck.
“The performances have also helped immensely with our confidence for public speaking as an ensemble. We have learnt how to help engage with the children in a fun and informative way.”
Gold badges to BMus1 @Flora_Brass from @RWCMD today. I’m Superproud of these guys, 6 mini concerts in 2 different schools performing to more than 250 school children. Thanks to @LodgeHillPS @CaerleonComp @gwentmusic #RWCMDOnTheMove pic.twitter.com/pIrcAnjYMX
— Roger Argente (@superbrassuk) June 5, 2019
“We hope to extend On the Move across the rest of Wales, and for the project to become an integral part of the College’s activities over the coming years,” said Roger.
For the latest news, follow #RWCMDOnTheMove.
On The Move is supported by Hern & Crabtree and Arts & Business Cymru.
Find out more about studying Brass here at the College.