Seaward has been an enthusiastic supporter of Ovation Music in Chichester for several years.  Details of our previous involvement with the Ovation Rock Show can be found here and here.

Ovation Music is a group of musicians, teachers and music industry professionals who work with children and young people in the area, helping them build skills and confidence through positive experiences of rehearsing and performing music together.

This year’s Ovation Rock Show at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester in January 2020 was a great success but, sadly, it will not be possible for them to stage the show in 2021 due to the current pandemic and the restrictions this imposes.  This has been a huge blow for everyone involved as it was due to take place on the 5th anniversary of the launch of the music charity which was established in 2016.

Rather than sit back and do nothing Ovation have decided on an exciting way of keeping the children and young people engaged in a positive and creative way and are going to make a movie about the rock show!  This will feature some personal stories, live footage and great music and send a message from the next generation of musicians to the wider community about the importance of music in all our lives.   The film will then be screened at Chichester New Park Cinema and be available on DVD.

Now more than ever, wellbeing and positive mental health in children and young people is paramount so this project is very important to ensure that Ovation’s musical activities and performances are kept alive.

Seaward are delighted to be able to support Ovation in this new endeavour and look forward to seeing the film when it’s released.

In the meantime here’s a wonderful example of some Summer lockdown content by a group of 10 – 15 year olds –  all created by each child/young person individually whilst at home.  Fantastic!

Visit Ovation’s website if you would like to help support them with the production of Ovation Rock : The Movie!