Third year Music students hosted a non-stop 24 hour live music marathon

‌Last month a team of third year Music students hosted a non-s‌top 24 hour live music 24 hour music marathon guitarmarathon at the Performance Hub.

From Classical to Contemporary to Opera and Pop, the Hub was filled with the sound of music as over 60 students took part and promoted the spirit and fun of music making within the Hub!

The marathon showcased the talent of our faculty’s students through a range of diverse musical performances which took place at various locations around Walsall campus throughout the day and night.

The marathon opened bright and early with a lively performance from Shucksbuster (a two piece folk band) in the Performance Hub foyer as students and staff began their day, other highlights from the marathon included:

  • ​​a ​Music from the movies lunchtime concert from the UoW Wind Band (conducted by Matthew Smith)‌
  • a 3am choir rehearsal, complete with an electrifying performance of the music from Grease
  • an evening Student Led Ensembles Concert in the Black Box containing the UoW Jazz Band, UoW Wind Band, The Howling Wolves, UoW Semi-Chorus and a number of solo performances 
  • a spontaneous rendition of Queen's Don't stop me now in the canteen during the early hours of the morning by all students who stayed overnight to join in with the musical happening
  • an improvisatory jazz set
  • a sleepy but joyous version of Karl Jenkins The Armed Man by all those involved to end the marathon

Tom Kinsella, a second-year Music and Popular Music student told us: “The concept was really interesting and it was a great event to be a part of. We need more events like this!"

While, Frankie Storer, a first year Music student, said: “I was thankful for being given the opportunity to get involved in the marathon and it was a surreal experience to play in the canteen overnight."

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