For the second year running, a talented group of Year 8 Ely College music students have been given the opportunity to form a band through an innovative collaboration with The Lloyd-Reason Foundation.
Five lucky students were selected for this opportunity having demonstrated raw talent, aptitude and a love of music. The Foundation generously provides weekly tuition, musical instruments, workshops and a professional recording studio session. The Band also get to play ‘live’ at local gigs.
Ely College Principal, Richard Spencer, said: “We are delighted to be working, once again, with the Lloyd-Reason Foundation on this inspiring project. Last year’s band were amazing, with all of them going on to study GCSE Music. It will be good to see how the new group collaborate, gain confidence and have fun. They have so much potential and personality as a group, so I’m really excited to follow their progress.”
Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason commented: “The Lloyd-Reason Foundation was formed with the objective of removing barriers to enable children access to all the benefits that musicianship brings.Working with Ely College we identified a group of children to nurture musically, as well as build their self-confidence and discipline, allowing them to flourish and grow. Over the past year I’ve become a regular visitor to Ely College and am always delighted to see, first hand, just what a difference the Foundation is making to these young people.”
Pictured are students: Alana Baer, Alfie Bradley, Sam Friedland and Lauren Marshall.
Press release from Ely College