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Andover Campus Celebrate Jingle Bell Rock Success 

On 5th December, Andover Campus Level 3 music students put on their Christmas event ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ at The Lights theatre in benefit of ZUK and Awards for Young Musicians, both charities close to the hearts of the Music students. The event was supported by the attendance of representatives of both charities, who shared their appreciation for the work that the students had put into making the event such a success. 

Matthew Tiller, Communications Co-Ordinator, Awards for Young Musicians: “I had a great time, and everyone should be really proud. To see the students at the beginning of their musical journey is really inspiring and the night itself had a lovely vibe. The college is clearly doing some great work in creating artists and giving them the tools to build a career in the industry.” 

The evening was a roaring success. Adult choir Mad Melodies greeted the audience as they arrived before bands from both year groups opened the show. Local vocalist Maddison A played an acoustic mix of covers and original material before the raffle took centre stage. 

The debut of Hollow Afterthought an original Pop/Punk 1st and 2nd year student band kicked things up a gear before Get Funked closed the show in style, including an audience singalong of Fairytale of New York. 

Ashley Wassell, Andover Campus Music, Performance & Production lecturer said: “This event was curated entirely by the students, choosing charities that had personal significance to themselves. They did an incredible job of bringing everything together, booking external acts and creating such a buzz that the charities sent representatives to the show. A massive thank you must go to The Lights, who not only gave us their venue for this event but also gave the benefit of their experience in promotion and sales to our students.”