Music is a fantastic way to celebrate diversity, and in the past, music has been integral in bringing people from all different walks of life together. Today, Huddersfield New College celebrated its commitment to diversity with a fantastic mini festival, ‘Diversity in Music’, involving performers from HNC, Moor End Academy and Holmfirth High School.
Led by Music Course Leader, Paul Hewitt, this mini festival kicked off with a video performance from the Calderdale Samba Band.
Our very own Chris Madej, performed a fantastic rendition of ‘you raise me up’, with enthusiastic backing from TJ and a handful of our Health and Social Care Students, who signed along to the song.
Other HNC performers included D-Gilla, who performed some self-penned rap, Elliot Lister who played the euphonium, Jenny O’Sullivan played a beautiful performance on the cello, Samba and Jazz group Maracana gave us a great Latin performance and DJs Shelbie Morris and Matthew Tindall gave the festival an electronic, dance vibe.
HNC students were not the only performers on the day though; Moor End and Holmfirth High School also put in some sterling performances! Bally Uppal and Pavinder Sunner played the dhol for the Moor End Academy Bhangra Group and Lucas and the Jazz Turnips were on hand to provide some funky jams.
The show ended with a bang with a fantastic performance from indie rock band, The Kriptons.
Today’s event was a fantastic success, with performances from across the musical genres. We hope to hold another Diversity in Music Festival very soon!