With just few days to go until the Royal Wedding, students from Hyde Community College are asking the people of Hyde to celebrate the big day by joining in with their ‘Royal Wedding Music Party’ on Hyde’s Market Square.
As millions of people from all around the world tune in to watch the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Wedding, a talented group of music students from Hyde Community College will be getting the party started in their own inimitable way.
Running from 11.00am till 1.00pm on Saturday 19th May the lunchtime celebratory concert promises to bring an outstanding musical performance to Hyde shoppers by introducing local student soloists, duo’s, rock bands and ensembles and will feature several singers and instrumentalists, including Brass, Strings and Electric Guitars & Drums from the college music department, giving them a great opportunity to experience the thrill of ‘live performance’.
Head of Music at the college, Mr Stephen Anthony, said, ““Playing live is one of the things students have always loved; it’s such a wonderful experience. It’s a time when musicians and singers get to connect with people. Yes, it’s a great experience to work in a studio and music workshops where they try to create, but where you actually get to perform in front of an audience; it’s one of the most rewarding experiences that live performers hold above everything else, and that’s why we are so grateful to the Town Team volunteers and Hyde’s Market Managers for giving our music students the opportunity to learn more about this vital aspect of the music industry.”
Deputy Headteacher, Paul Thompson said, “Our annual outdoor music performances have proved to be a great way to showcase our students’ talents, build their confidence, and bring our community together. Saturday the 19th May is going to be a fun-filled event that always appeals to our students, their supporting families, friends and shoppers alike; and to perform on a day of national celebration is truly fantastic!”
*All funds raised on the day, are being donated to the Elliott Fernandez charity appeal. Elliott was a former student who lost his brave battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma retroperitoneal, which is a form of soft tissue cancer very rarely found in teenagers.