Year 9 Music Morning

Last Friday, 18 March, we held a ‘Music Morning’ at Medina Theatre for all of our Year 9 students and KS4 Music groups from both Carisbrooke College and Medina College. The morning featured presentations and performances from local musicians JC and Angelina, Strings Venue manager Claydon Connor, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra members, and a video interview with Radio 1 DJ and Bestival founder Rob Da Bank. There were also inspiring video messages from some of our IWEF musical alumni (many of whom are now working as professionals in the Music Industry), and a number of staff also shared some of their musical experiences and talents.

Music has been very hard hit by Covid, with singing and instruments only recently allowed to be used again in curriculum lessons, extra-curricular clubs slowly starting back up and live performances tentatively being scheduled; this ‘Music Morning’ was arranged to enthuse and inspire our students, and show them how far their musical aspirations can take them. It was wonderful to see many of them going forward to sing and play percussion on stage with JC and Angelina, and their insightful questions, conduct and enthusiasm with all our guests throughout the morning was superb.

We have many exciting upcoming musical opportunities for our students at IWEF: please talk to your Music teacher to see how you can get involved!