Crowds wowed with live sessions talent

Newton Abbot College's Taiko Drummers

The College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium played host to an incredible showcase of musical talent on 8 February. The second in an ongoing series of musical evenings, ‘Live Sessions’ saw students of all ages and year groups coming together to perform a wide range of musical genres. Over twenty solo and group performances took to the stage to represent styles such as Taiko drumming, musical theatre, rock and pop. Highlights included the powerful drumming performance of ‘Tako Taiko’, Year 12 singer, Georgie Dell’s, incredible rendition of musical ‘Wicked’s ‘Defying Gravity’ and the College Band’s version of Ed Sheeran’s latest hit, ‘Castle on the Hill’. The evening, presented and led by Year 12 band ‘Then There Were Six’, was yet another demonstration of the talent that is seen College-wide throughout the academic year.Newton Abbot College's 'College Band' Year 12 performer and presenter, Anna Gibbs, loved the performances: “The evening was a really supportive and inclusive event; every year group was represented and celebrated and it was lovely to come together in front of friends, family, and members of the local community to perform live. There are so many opportunities to perform at Newton Abbot College and we are so lucky to have the incredible support of such an amazing Music Department.” Team Leader of Music, Rob Wilkinson, couldn’t have been happier: “The hard work and dedication shown by students in performances such as ‘Live Sessions’ is truly outstanding. The sheer number of incredible acts and willing participants was absolutely mind-blowing. I couldn’t be more proud of each and every student who has given up their time to put on an evening that was so professional and full of true talent.”

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