Year 8 student organises music festival

Monday 8th January 2018

Ollie Frith, in Year 8, has achieved the incredible, in response to his Creative Arts Independent Study Project. Rather than researching a festival, as was the brief, Ollie decided to create one! Below is his account of it:

Battle of the Bands

On the 30th November many Treviglas students took part in the ‘Battle of the Bands’ at Bodmin College and they were all amazing! The bands were Juno (consisting of Year 9 students Richard Moses, Gabe Walsh, Seb King and Xander Brandley), Canaan (Richard, Emanuel and Davidson Moses) Only on Sundays (with Year 11 students Francesca Treblicock, Charlie Harbon, Joe Dowling and Alex Fielding) and Two Tracks (Luke Agius, Joe Dowling, Connor Powell and Saffron?).  There were also two duos from Bodmin College and a band from Truro College.

I decided to organise this event for my ISP, which was all to do with festivals. The ISP was about planning a music festival but I didn’t just want to plan it, I wanted to do it for real. Obviously organising a whole festival is a bit ambitious so I decided to organise a music event to give the talented music students at Treviglas a chance to be heard. It took months of planning and a lot of help from a large creative team including teachers from Bodmin College and Treviglas. Thank you Mr Mildenhall!

The evening went really well – I enjoyed hosting the evening and listening to all the different bands. The audience were amazed at how good each band was and I think they found it quite difficult having to vote for just one.

The winners of the evening (as voted by the audience) were Canaan. The audience loved their pop sound with their soulful harmonies. They have won four hours in a recording studio at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Falmouth University, which will take place in the New Year.

I was really happy that we were able to raise £360 from ticket sales and refreshment sales for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Thank you to all the students who took part and all the teachers who helped me to achieve this great event.

Oliver Frith – Year 8

Battle of the Bands Battle of the Bands 2


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