GC students rock for a cause

Music Business Students from Gold Coast TAFE will raise funds for CanTeen – the youth cancer charity, putting their skills and talents to good use.

Bandana Rock will see the students take over The Loft Chevron Island, bringing guitar riffs and powerful vocals to the stage. Jessica Grimley, Caleb Lafaitele, Marty Gray and Myles Larsen – all students at the TAFE – will perform original and classic rock songs with each performer bringing their own style do the event.

The Music students have enlisted the help from their fellow TAFE Queensland Gold Coast peers with the Diploma of Sound Production students taking care of the audio and lighting for the event.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast General Manger, Aaron Devine said the event is a great way for students to not only showcase their talent, but to also gain real-world experience in hosting a show.

“Hosting and preforming at an event is the best way for students to learn the particulars of the industry, giving them a competitive advantage when entering the workforce,” he said.

Mr Devine said TAFE Queensland Gold Coast emphasises the importance of work experience while studying, ensuring students obtain well-rounded skills so they have a higher chance of employment.

“It is in everyone’s best interest to ensure we have a highly trained and competent workforce that meets the needs of the arts and entertainment industry.”

Bandana Rock takes place Thursday 3 July and tickets are $10 on the door.
All guest receive a CanTeen bandana on entry

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