Music students go out on tour

Music students at Rotherham College have been promoting careers in the music business to local primary and secondary schools

Music students at Rotherham College have been promoting careers in the music business to local primary and secondary schools

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Rotherham music students head out on tour to take the industry to schools

The tour is in partnership with Rotherham Music Service and aims to promote music and music technology in further education.

The workshop project was devised by level three music and music technology learners in order to generate evidence for their enterprise and marketing and promotion units and the college’s level four BA popular music performance and production students co-ordinated and planned the tour as part of their professional roles and practice module.

This was picked up by the Rotherham Music Service to be rolled out to a number of schools across the Rotherham area.

The tour has seen Rotherham College students performing such classic hits as Michael Jackson’s Beat It and Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and then breaking the tracks down, showing how the instrumentation and technology is utilised in each piece.

Every date on the tour ended with school pupils being invited up to perform with the band and the majority of the dates ended up with the Rotherham College students being encouraged to carry on for much longer that their allotted time.

Every pupil also received a free CD of material produced and recorded by the students to showcase their work.