Importance of Music Festivals
Music festivals offer a unique sense of engagement within a community that binds group members of a larger culture, allowing them to participate in social activities. It provides a platform for self-expression and mood enhancement. Researchers believe engagement with music contributes to self-identification. It develops a sense & place of belonging that helps people engage effectively in social activities and make them feel accepted, valued and needed in lifelong learning.
Punjab Colleges has always been the torchbearer in enhancing students’ learning experiences. For years, Punjab Colleges has arranged multiple musical concerts on all its campuses. Music festivals are not just cultural activities but also have massive positive impacts on students’ overall health.
The following are the benefits that students gain from music festivals.
1-Improves Emotional Development
Several researchers have found a connection between emotional development and music. One can experience mood enhancement and self-expression with music. Such musical events create a sense of belonging for people to relate to, thus developing emotional abilities in people. Therefore, such events promote emotional development that helps students in lifelong learning.
2-Works as a Stress Reducer
Music is a widely known stress reducer. The right kind of music and the environment of music concerts help students de-stress and relax to prepare them for the big exams. In addition, research explains that music around 60 beats per minute can cause the brain to synchronise with the beat, causing alpha brain waves.
3- Improves Mental & Social Abilities
Music events provide a platform for students to interact socially with each other. Such opportunities improve social skills. Improving social skills directly impact students’ mental abilities and enhance their mental skills. A break from hard-long study hours also plays a role in the development of mental & social skills.
4-Enhances Concentration & Focus
The introduction of music concerts in the middle of lengthy courses breaks the monotony and helps students concentrate better on their studies. Such music concerts are much needed for students to relax their minds and enjoy the moment to have a better focus on their goals.
5-Provides Motivation & Inspiration
Music events provide a much-needed break from the monotonous routine for students, relaxing their minds and motivating them to strive harder towards their goals. It provides a new rush of energy that motivates & inspires them to move forward with a clear vision and hard work. In addition, the high-beat rock music genre beats can boost motivation and inspires students to fight for their struggles.
6- Acts as a Learning Aid
Music events help students study better and more effectively by de-stressing, inspiring, and strengthening emotional and mental skills. Soft music collections help people to work on their focus, and sleep, get rid of anxiety, and many other peaceful activities can be boosted in the brain with the help of music. the frequency beats and musical instruments have distinctive effects on brain waves.
PGC Music Festival’21
This year, Punjab Colleges has organized a musical event under the name of PGC Music Festival 2021 with the favourite artists of Pakistan. Asim Azhar, Aima Baig & Sahir Ali Bagga will be performing Live at more than 50 concerts in 18 cities of Pakistan.
Schedule of Music Festival:
|City||Date||Timings||Director/Principal||No. of Shows|
|4-12-21 Saturday||09.30 am||Mr Hamid Iqbal||2|
|Multan||5-12-21 Sunday||02.00pm||Mr Osama Qureshi
|7-12-21 Tuesday||10.00 am||Mr Irfan||2|
|Rahim yar khan||8-12-21 Wednesday||11.00 am||Mr Asif Jalil
|Buraiwala||13-12-21||10:00 am||Prof Majeed Akbar||2|
|Vehari||14-12-21||10:00 am||Prof. Khalid Mehmood||2|
|Wazirabad||16-12-21||10:00am||Prof Asif Usmani||2|
|Kasur||17-12-21||10:00am||Prof Osama Dar||2|
|Faisalabad||20-12-21 Monday||02.00pm||Mr Riffat Iqbal
|Gujranawala||24-12-21 Friday||03.00pm||Mr. Shahzad Rafique
|Phalia||28-12-21 Tuesday||09.30am||Mr. Mian Ilyas||2|
|CUST||29-12-21 Wednesday||10.00am||Mr. Umar Toor||2|
|Islamabad/Rawalpindi||30-12-21 Thursday||02.00pm||Mr. Akram Ch.
|Peshawar||4-01-22 Tuesday||10.00am||Mr. Rana Mazahar
|Sialkot||5-01-22 Wednesday||11.00am||Mr. Akmal Rehman||2|
|Gujrat||7-01-22 Friday||09.00pm||Mr. Rana Yunas||2|
|Sargodha||10-01-22 Monday||10.00am||Mr. Rao Asif
|Lahore City, JTC,CRC, Shalamar and MPC||12-01-22 Wednesday||03.00pm||Girls||2|
|Lahore Muslim Town||14-01-22||03.00pm||Mr. Arif Ch||4|
|UCP||18-01-22||03.00pm||Mr. Amjad Niaz||2|