After months of preparation, King George V College BTEC Music Technology students held their annual showcase last Wednesday evening.

Students performed their own remixes and renditions of famous songs such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk, Blank Space by Taylor Swift, and Gangster’s Paradise by Coolio ft L.V, to a packed theatre in KGV’s new creative arts building. Students from other departments such as Media and Drama assisted behind the scenes, setting up lights and cameras for the showcase.

Couse Leader for Music Technolgy, Tom Forster, said, “I’m very proud of the students for putting together an evening of music that allowed them to show off their musical skills as well as their use of technology.”

“It was great to see the camaraderie of the students throughout the night and their support to one another.

As well as live performances, the night also saw the release of KGV’s annual charity album, Mirror Image – a combined effort of original songs by our students. This year, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was chosen as the charity by the students who, from ticket and album sales on the night, have raised over £150 so far.

Nico Di Biase (pictured above), an Advanced Level second year Music Technology student who performed on the night, said, “We chose the WWF because we like the conservation work they do for pandas and other endangered animals and think they’re a really good cause to support.”

Tom added, “The hard work the students have put into both the showcase and this year’s album is evident. It is one of the best albums that we have produced so far with something for everyone on it.”

To order your copy of Mirror Image for just £5 contact the College reception on 01704 530 601.

 

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