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World Music Day

20 Jun 2017
The Trust celebrates World Music Day

Today (Wednesday 21 June 2017) is World Music Day!

This day is used to represent the art of music and how it connects us all together. World Music Day is celebrated each year by connecting a set of free public events in over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world. This is the sixth year of World Music Day and it is full of exciting events as always. The organisation behind this event says: “The continuation of the mid-week dates means we will continue to focus on smaller street gigs, schools, amateur music groups and independent venues.”

To find out more about World Music Day, click here.

We know the importance of music to our pupils as a key platform for self-expression and personal development. Within our academies we have some very talented individuals and many will be celebrating World Music Day this week.

Below are just a few examples of how music is celebrated within our academies:

Nottingham Girls’ Academy

The academy provides numerous performing opportunities both within the academy and with the wider community. Weekly ensembles include Glee Club, Keyboard Club, Band Club, Harmony Choir, Music Club and Drum Club. The Music Department is central to the large-scale musical productions that take place annually in the academy’s theatre, with The Lion King being the most recent performance. The academy also has its own student choir called Harmony that has performed at many internal and external events.

Weston Favell Academy 

Recently, the Academy was thrilled to host a visit from X Factor 2015 runners up Reggie ‘n’ Bollie. Selected students from all year groups were invited to watch Reggie ‘n’ Bollie perform in the main hall. They performed their popular song “New Girl” and also treated students and staff to one of the first performances of their new single “This is the Life”. They encouraged all students to get up and dance - with some of the excited teachers also keen to get involved!

Nottingham Academy

Talented student Kelsey Shaw has secured her place in the Future Sound of Nottingham Final. The winner will open the main stage at Nottingham music festival, Splendour on the 22 July 2017 at Wollaton Park. Kelsey performed at this year's Noise of the Next Generation Competition, set up by Nottingham Music Hub and went on to win a place in the Semi Finals of the Future Sound of Nottingham.

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