Students on Song at Music Festival

Students on Song at Music Festival

Hundreds of festival goers rocked out at Walsall Arboretum on Tuesday 21st June as Walsall College Music students hosted their first ever live music festival.

The event, at the park’s bandstand, saw a range of college bands perform a mix of original tracks and cover songs that entertained the crowds. There was a range of music styles to suit different tastes from pop to RnB and rock to ska, with headlining acts including, The 2, In Stone and L&M.

Festival goers also enjoyed a barbecue provided by the college’s Littleton Restaurant as they danced away to the live music.

Head of Curriculum for Music at Walsall College, David Turner, said: “It’s fantastic that so many turned out for this event and enjoyed the live music.

“The talents of our students is again very impressive this year and we are delighted they were given this opportunity, with support from the council, to showcase their performance abilities to the public.”

Level 3 Music student, Christopher Room, 18, said: “Performing live to a big audience was an amazing experience. Seeing the crowd’s reaction to our sets was incredible and it gave me a huge buzz. I now can’t wait to play more gigs.”

For more information about the college’s Music courses, attend the open day on Saturday 25th June 10am -2pm or visit

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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