Arthur Terry Hosts Community Music Event “The Big Gig”

“We united our community through music” Ex Arthur Terry student and Britain’s got talent star Rosie O’Sullivan, topped the bill last Friday at “Our Big Gig ”. The music and talent extravaganza, hosted by Arthur Terry School, which was free to the community was packed out with local residents, staff and students who enjoyed a wonderful evening of entertainment. “Our Big Gig” is a community music celebration which takes place annually and aims to bring communities together to celebrate their local musical talents and get more people involved in music making. For 2014, Superact has provided grants to 150 Community Organisations in England to host Our Big Gig events in 2014 and Arthur Terry School was one of them. The aim of the Big Gig is to create a unified sense of nationwide, community celebration. Our Big Gig presents community organisations with a fantastic opportunity to hold a musical celebration in local villages, towns and cities, bringing diverse members of the community together and provide a platform to showcase positive community achievements. Arthur Terry’s programme was packed with incredible talent from the show stopping “Lions of Zululand” who are currently visiting the UK, to a ‘A Play in a Day’ performed by the local primary schools. The renowned Four Oaks cluster training choir and orchestra were also on-form entertaining parents with their extensive repertoire and with stage performances from Arthur Terry KS3 production of “Wonka” the event had a wow factor from the start. The evening was equally special with entertainment from the Arthur Terry Y12 dance students, who were recently awarded regional champions in the National schools competition, Dhol drumming, and even Magic by ex-student Peter Sahota. There was no end to the extent of the programme which was intermingled with outstanding singing performances from Georgia Benson who sang “The Power of Love”, Sofi Robinson and Ella Johnson , Alana Eaton, Harriet Davenport and musical duo Brandon Mazumder and Will Bennett. Event organiser and Assistant Headteacher at the Arthur Terry School said “We united our community through music. We did exactly what we said we were going to do”