Welcome to Callington Community College


Callington Community College was designated a specialist Music College by the DfES in January. This new specialist status is for the next four years and brings the college an extra £65,000 a year. Callington Community College was the first specialist Music College in the South West of England and the only Sports and Music College in the country.

The college is already operating under its new specialism although the official Launch Day is on Tuesday 15th March when Julian Lloyd Webber (click here for biography) will give a daytime public Cello Masterclass with four young cellists from Cornwall and Devon from 2.00 p.m. until 3.00 p.m. Tickets are £3.50 and are available from the college. There will also be a Pipes workshop with a Celtic Piper and Samba and African Drumming Workshops throughout the day for students at the college.

Also that week, as part of the launch, will be two concerts on Saturday 12th March both at 7.30 p.m. One at Callington Methodist Church with College Musicians and the Lovelly Male Voice Choir. The other is an evening of Blues, Funk and Jazz at the college with ‘Joey the Lips’, under the auspices of Callington Rotary Club. On Thursday 17th March at 7.00 p.m. at the college will be a Spring Concert with College Musicians and Callington Town Band.

The college achieved this new status due to the outstanding work of its Music department. The college has nearly 300 students engaged in additional musical instrument tuition, and is the only school in the area offering A level Music and A level Music Technology.

As part of the college’s bid for specialist status the college will be working in partnership with primary schools to maximise the musical opportunities for all youngsters in the community at the earliest possible age. Also an element is developing Music ICT skills within the curriculum to broaden the appeal of music-making in the modern culture. Developing community music making is also central to the bid. On-going activities like the Callington Music and Murals Project and the annual Callington Youth Music Festival will be further developed but there are plans for a community Wind Band day, a Song Writers day and a Celtic Music day. There is a commitment to promote a wider interest in Celtic Music especially within a contemporary context so a new generation of youngsters can access their Cornish musical heritage.

If you would like more information about this please contact Peter Stedman, Director of Music at Callington Community College on 01579 383292.

Julian Lloyd Webber will be available at 1.00 p.m. to the press. If you would like to come in at that time can you please contact Peter Stedman at the college to let him know. Thank you.

>> visit the music webpage at www.callingtonmusic.co.uk

>> visit Julian Lloyd-Webber's website - www.julianlloydwebber.com



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