Created in 2010, this unique class allows more than 200 students from Ponts-Jumeaux College in Toulouse to practice a musical instrument for free and sing in a choir.
The baton has passed. Between Didier Broquère, teacher and creator of the music class of the Ponts Jumeaux college, in 2010, and Romain Lapeyre, the new teacher. “Thank you Didier, without you this project would never have seen the light of day,” said this native of Agen, who came to the Paris region, and who gives, This year, a new dimension to the project.
In symbiosis with the rectorate and the departmental council of Haute-Garonne, this class, unique in its kind, will develop and prosper. A new auditorium will welcome him within the college by 2024. The ceremony of handing over the musical instruments to the students of 5e took place this Wednesday, October 6, in the presence of a prestigious sponsor. Omar Hasan, former pillar of the Stade Toulousain, and today lyric singer.
90 student instrumentalists, and 124 enrolled in the college choir
Violins, cellos, flutes, brass … While the creator of the orchestra class takes care of (almost) everything, his successor has formed a partnership with the Music school Halle, present in the neighboring district of Sept-Deniers for many years. Professors will thus take care of the various desks, during specific sessions. The 90 students will follow five hours of music per week. Like students since 2010, they commit to the project for three years, up to the 3e. One hundred and twenty-four students have also enrolled in the establishment’s choir.
“A meaningful project from a pedagogical, cultural and educational point of view”
“It is a meaningful project from a pedagogical, cultural and educational point of view. It allows all volunteer students, whatever their social origin, their level of music, to participate. The instruments are loaned to them free of charge ”, underlines the principal of the college, Stéphane Le Halpere. “It is an honor to sponsor this first ‘class’ of the college’s music class,” said Omar Hasan. Hope you have a blast this year. I will come back to see you often, and see your progress.
Funded by numerous partners, the music class will perform several times during the year. First meeting, during the Franco-German week, at the Hôtel de Région, in just three weeks …