19 February 2018back

Creative Internships Blog Week 19

Maddie Towell, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

This week has been a busy one.  On Tuesday and Wednesday our College Symphony Orchestra played to nearly 2000 school children as part of Orchestradventure!.  The concert was devised to capture the imagination of 7 – 11 year olds through the power of a live symphony orchestra and presenter.  Prior to the concert, some of the College students went out to hold workshops with some of the children attending.  I attended one of the workshops with one of the event sponsors, who is also my business mentor, Karen Welch, from Western Power Distribution.  The workshops were wonderful as all the children got to try the instruments as well as learn about the music and dance along.  The concert itself was something else, as we filled both St David’s Hall on Tuesday and Carmarthen Leisure Centre twice on Wednesday.  It was wonderful to see so many children’s attention captured by the music as they danced and conducted along.

On both days we held a reception for guests prior to the concerts, mostly with people who are doing similar outreach work as us, alongside the sponsors and other people working in the arts sector.  It was another wonderful taste of working at and managing events, and this time, outside of the College. So alongside planning timings, seating plans and guest lists there was the added extra of liaising with staff in different venues.

It was an incredible event to work on and part of me wishes we could keep carrying it on forever, but the other part of me knows I need to get back to my desk!  So the rest of this week has been spent on Spektrix, running reports (again), cross checking lists, gaining top-up donation statistics and writing reports.  It has been a busy week!

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