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News Archive - November 2017

Showcase of musical talent

Posted: 29th November 2017
GCSE Music students recently organised an "Open mic" evening at Braunton's Saunton Road Studios to showcase musical talent in the school while raising valuable funds for the department to spend on some new equipment. With recent education funding cuts the Music Dept is under increasing pressure to maintain the technical equipment needed for students to be able to study music at GCSE level. This includes computer software which enables students to compose and score their own original music, recording equipment and PA as well as a wide range of instruments. Wear and tear and breakages, which are inevitable when hundreds of students pass through the department every day, mean the Music Department can struggle to provide the best possible resources for our pupils. Twice yearly concerts, along with revenue from providing refreshments during the interval, go some way to topping up our dwindling budget. The Open Mic evening raised £200 through a door charge and raffle, and approximately 25 stu...

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