To complement these academic ventures, we have expanding extra curricular timetables, trips, performances and collaborative initiatives. From Rock Bands to Choirs, Samba Bands to Orchestras, our ensembles have performed in venues ranging from local village halls to music festivals and from Birmingham Symphony Hall to The Royal Albert Hall, where we recently performed as part of the BBC Proms. We see the Performing Arts as a vital link between all of our schools and we collaborate on large ensembles such as choirs and samba bands on a regular basis.
All this – and we are only two years old! Plans are afoot for further collaborations to take place in both.
Our staff and students are committed and have high expectations. Many of our students go on to study a Performing Arts subject at University and we aim to support post-18 young adults through apprenticeship and instructor opportunities. We are proud to note that many of our past students now hold successful careers in the creative arts industries. Alumni are currently employed as professional musicians, Performing Arts Teachers, lighting engineers, DJ’s, actors and actresses, theatre managers, choir directors, Youth Drama practitioners, instrumental teachers, and BBC sound engineers to name but a few.
Plans are already under way for more exciting opportunities to further our young artists’ creative journeys. Whether you are a student, parent, family member, alumnus or any other part of our diverse and talented community, we welcome your support and involvement and hope to see you along the way.