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West Bromwich school to perform West Side Story
Students from George Salter Academy are bringing West Side Story to West Bromwich for the school’s annual music production.
More than 480 tickets have been sold for the performance which runs from Tuesday to Thursday next week in the Academy’s Green Room theatre.
Josie Clark, head of drama at the school, said: "We have got a fantastic group of 65 students from across the key stages. We are looking forward to it and it is a fantastic opportunity for our students to display their wide-ranging talents and passion for performing arts."
"For us, West Side Story is timeless and has universal themes." Ms Clark said they were attracted to the production because of its challenging choreography and dynamic musical score.
Calum Dearn, aged 18, will star as Tony alongside Emma Millinchip, 17, who will star as Maria. Musicians from the University of Wolverhampton will also collaborate with the academy to perform the score.
Past productions have included Les Miserables, Grease, We Will Rock You, Fame, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Fame Forever, Our House and Oliver!
Our Awards Evening!
On Thursday 18th January 2018 we were delighted to hold our KS4 and KS5 Subject Awards Evening.
Over 70 students (past and present) received awards for Attainment and Endeavour.
The evening featured musical performances from students across all key stages and Head Boy, Jeenesh Patel, and Head Girl, Shaakirah Khan, gave a very moving address.
View the pictures from the event on Facebook
Digital Music Lab Day
On Wednesday 24th January the A Level Music Technology students were invited to a Digital Music Lab workshop at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
We explored loads of different ways of composing using technology and used recorded performances to showcase these techniques. We were given a tour of the new conservatoire and told about the courses they had to offer, which were appealing.
It was a very immersive day and fascinating to see the new technologies in action. We saw a million pound mixing desk which was amazing!!
We are looking forward to collaborating with the conservatoire again soon!
Written by Emma Millinchip, Aron Shoker and Tyriq Baker