Students from The Rock Project in Chippenham and Corsham have presented their very first Rock Show.
The students performed in front of a capacity crowd at The Neeld in Chippenham on Sunday 14th July and gave rousing renditions of rock and pop hits from across the decades including songs by AC/DC, Blondie, George Ezra, Taylor Swift and Snow Patrol.
Local musician Julian Pugsley, from Melksham, set up the Rock Project schools in October 2018 for children aged seven to eighteen. He said, “I am so proud of what the students achieved at the End of Year Concert. They have put so much practice in over the past nine months and have managed to pull off something incredible. Most of the students who joined the Rock Project had no previous musical experience. It has been fantastic for me watching them develop as musicians and grow in confidence.
Elaine Dent, parent of one of the Student of the Year award winners, Rio Dumphy, added, “I am so glad that my son is part of the Rock Project. He has come on so much in his drumming and his confidence has grown. A year ago he would never have done the concert. The encouragement from the whole team is just amazing, and he has made some great friends, too. He loves it!”
The Rock Project sessions take place in term times every Wednesday at The King Alfred Hall in the Market Place in Chippenham and every Thursday at Springfield Community Campus in Corsham. The session times are 4pm to 6pm for the Juniors (Primary school age children, from Year 2) and 6.15pm to 8.15pm for the Seniors (Secondary school age) at both venues.