Big Noise at Stirling Campus recording studios

Big Noise at Stirling Campus recording studios

Big Noise at Stirling Campus recording studios

Acclaimed Big Noise and Sistema Scotland musicians made use of Forth Valley College’s state-of-the-art Stirling Campus recording studios recently.
 
17 musicians visited the Campus to record educational music material to help younger members of the Big Noise improve their playing skills.
 
FVC Sound Production students Kerrylee Green, Shaun Hunter, Kyle Orr, John Bristow and Zack Dysart ran the recording sessions across two studios and made sure the musicians had everything they needed.
 
Colin McGeoch, Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Creative Industries Department, said:

“It was great to have such acclaimed musicians in our recording studios and our students will have benefited enormously from another great live project experience. Big Noise and Sistema Scotland do excellent work to change the lives of young people in communities around Scotland and we are proud to support and help them in any way we can.
 
Big Noise musicians who attended included: Violins: Jonny McBride, Alison Miller, Ysla Robertson, Violas: Lina Tsaklagkanou, Andy Thorn, Cello: David Munn, Bass: Ricardo Tapadinhas, Keys: Francis Cummings , Flute: Jo Ashcroft, Oboe: Lewis Sinclair (S5 Wallace High), Clarinet: Alan Bacchetti, Bassoon: Simon Rennard, Trumpet: Coral Varney (S4 Wallace High), Horn: Nikki Hopkinson, Trombone: Andy Foden, Tuba: JP O'Hagan, Percussion: Iain Sandilands
 
Peter Nicolson, Team Leader, Big Noise Raploch, said:

“We can’t thank Forth Valley College enough for allowing us to update our education materials in a fantastic recording facility with such a fabulous production team. It was a pleasure for the team to work in such a creative environment."

Sistema Scotland is a charity on a mission to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland.  They use participation in their Big Noise orchestras programmes to change lives by fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people taking part.  This enables the children and young people to reach their full potential, leading successful and fulfilled lives.  This philosophy has a knock on effect for their families and the wider community in general.
 
Their teams provide an intensive orchestral programme for school-age children and young people.  They use a variety of immersive music teaching methods delivered during school time, after school and during the school holidays.  Sistema also provide opportunities for growth such as trips and residentials. Regular performances help to keep the wider community as involved as possible. There is no charge for the tuition, instruments, healthy snacks, trips and t-shirts.

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