Music Generation is a Music Network initiative, funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds, putting music at the heart of young people’s lives across the city.The programme is based on the principles of inclusion, both social, musical and self expression, giving young people the confidence to express themselves and a platform to share it.
The Music Generation secondary school programme in TCC follows the model that has brought their programme national recognition as leaders in the field of using music to engage, inspire and retain teenagers. A team of instrumentalists, rappers and producers work with groups of students for an intensive blocK of time. They introduce musical concepts and facilitate the creation, arrangement, performance and recording of an original piece of music. The resulting work is uploaded to the limerick Voices Soundcloud Channel where it becomes part of an online legacy of original music coming out of Limerick.
The choir of Thomond Community College is comprised of students from 1st right up to 6th year, boys and girls. In 1st year, students audition for a space in the choir and if choose to take part they will perform in regular concerts in LIT and the UCH. Choir members enjoy singing contemporary upbeat songs.
The TCC Ukulele Orchestra is made up of students from 1st – 6th year. They all meet on Wednesday lunchtime to learn how to play the ukulele and rehearse for school concerts. TCC Ukulele Orchestra has performed in LIT, the Milk Market, Bedford Row, St. munchin’s Community Centre and St. Camillus’ Hospital. The ukulele’s are provided by the school, it is not necessary to buy a ukulele. However, some students like to ask Santa for one so that they can practice at home.