The Year 13 BTEC Music Performance class are performing and promoting a gig that is on Friday 29th April at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket. Ella Crowther who is Year 13 studying BTEC Music Performance and History and Drama A Levels has written the following about her experiences in the run up to the gig.
'For our final assessment in Music Performance BTEC at One we put on a public music event which we have to organise, plan, market and advertise. I don’t think any of us expected it to be as much of a challenge as it is but it’s been a good one. Through all the stress of finding a headliner, finding a venue, liaising with them and St. Elizabeth’s hospital as well creating a poster, using social media to advertise the gig and asking every single one of your friends for the 8th time if they’ve bought a ticket yet, we’re now very nearly there. We have had to write our own songs and prepare covers from a range of genres and eras of music, whilst trying to get the balance right for an audience and the process has been a long one.
Alongside the performance aspect this year, we have also produced coursework in which we wrote articles that really explored and broke down the nuances of the genres within the most recent decades of popular music. We studied artists and music from the 50s right up to the present day; not to mention exploring the evolution of music technology throughout time. That took a very long time and I think my word count for all the articles in the end was near the 10, 000 mark. But on Friday our hard work will finally pay off and we will be able to do what we, as musicians, love… Perform. I’m excited, nervous and am hoping that all the time and effort we have poured into our final year and final gig for One will make us and everyone who comes to watch and support us, proud of our achievements. I can’t wait to see you there.'