2019 College Eisteddfod
The College was alive with music this Sunday as over 90 girls performed, across the day, at the Santa Maria Eisteddfod. Girls from Years 5 to 12 performed on a wide range of instruments, some students accompanied by Head of Music, Paul Kinsella and music tutors Kelly Read and Natalie Ripepi.
A number of the girls formed their own duets and trios, and it was wonderful to see them perform. Rebecca Kinsella adjudicated the day and provided positive feedback to the girls on their individual performances.
The Santa Maria College Eisteddfod was introduced ten years ago to give instrumental and vocal students a chance to practise performing. Often as musicians, the practise process is an isolated one, where students will work on repertoire individually in order to work up to a performance standard, only then to be put out in front of an audience, which is not only an unfamiliar situation but also can be a very daunting one. In order to improve as a performer, it is essential for students to practise performing before an audience. The Eisteddfod gives the girls an opportunity to perform in front of a small appreciative audience but also they get to hear others perform and in doing so, hopefully, be inspired to persist and persevere with their musical studies.
Congratulations to all those who performed.