The Head Master was on site with Sandy Chenery last week discussing plans for the Music School as the build progresses. Alongside many other advantages that the Music School will bring, pupils will also benefit from state of the art recording facilities, enhancing and refining their performance techniques and of course recording them for posterity. Many pupils compose their own works and the opportunity to perform and record these will nurture their talent, and extend the breadth of their experience. Sandy and his team have spent many hours planning the Music School to ensure that all the pupils needs are met.
The lower floors, which house teaching and practice rooms, are now in on the level below the Home Ground. The music department has been overseeing the requirements for these (including the purchase of new instruments to go in them) and the teachers of individual instruments are looking forward to seeing these rooms in usage by spring 2015.
The roof steels which lend such stunning shape to the build are being filled in, as are the exterior walls and over the summer the building will progress apace. The Recital Hall, which will seat 150 on bench style seating, the jewel in the crown of the build, will also feature a striking ceramic tiled roof. Spectacular visually from the outside and aurally spectacular from the inside, the Recital Hall will give Brighton College a space for pupils to inspire and be inspired, helping music to soar at the College.
Thank you to everyone who has helped this vision to become a reality.
Fundraising continues with seats available to name in the Recital Hall for £1,000 (or £800 plus Gift Aid). Many parent are choosing to name seats for their children to remember their time here, or indeed to celebrate the years to come. Simply download a form from the website for full payment and naming details.