18th March 2022
Music Production and TV, Film & Creative Media Production students have this week been supporting local preparatory school, Yarlet School in their efforts, to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee, Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal by helping pupils to produce a charity single and video titled ‘Child of Peace’.
Reaching out to the NSCG Stafford College’s Music & Performing Arts department early last week, representatives from Yarlet School, Stafford, wanted to see if the College would like to get involved in a collaborative project to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.
Laura Madden, Musical Director for Yarlet School said: “Our school choir had learned and rehearsed ‘A Child of Peace’ by David Waggoner, and we were looking for a professional audio recording and video to support our fundraising campaign. We were so pleased that NSCG students were more than willing to support the project by providing significant technical support in the shape of recording, mixing and filming the children’s performance.”
Supporting the Yarlet school pupils were BTEC Level 3 Music Production students, Ethan Bradley, Joel Zmiko, Talisa Dobb, Kirsten Vaughan, Maisy Beacham, Cameron Crookshank, Will Harrison and Harley Bird supported the project by planning, setting up and capturing the audio recording. Alongside these Music students, BTEC Level 3 Film, TV and Creative Media Production students, Harry Lewis and Euan Eades who videoed the schools performance to sync with the professional audio.
The resulting audio and footage was then mixed and editing by NSCG Music & Performing Art Technician, Elliot Wallet within a tight 24 hour deadline and the final video has now been released on Yarlet Schools’ social media channels, with the aim to raise vital funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee who are helping to support millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced and had their homes destroyed by the Russian invasion.
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