2019 Music Showcase
After months of hard work and dedication, Music students performed in front of a capacity audience at the annual Music Showcase on Saturday night. The concert involved the combined talents of over 230 music students.
The Showcase included performances from 15 different co-curricular groups, including the four year level choirs and chorales, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Band, String Orchestra, McAuley Concert Band, McMahon String Ensemble, Flute Choir and Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Swing Band and the Massed Choir.
The performance was divided into two sections, with the instrumental ensembles performing first, followed by the choral groups in the second half. All of the groups rehearsed throughout Term 3 in preparation for this event with the traditional emphasis on contemporary pieces and songs ranging from a memorable performance of ‘Ease On Down The Road’ from the Years 5 and 6 Choir to the upbeat orchestral arrangement of ‘Grease – The Musical’. A staff rhythm section accompanied each of the choral groups, with the full Massed Choir concluding the performance in fine style with a song from the animated film, Tarzan.
An important part of the annual Showcase performance is the recognition of the contribution of our Music Captain, and Year 12 students, as they come to the end of their time at the College. Music Captain, Katia Fernandes, and fellow Year 12 musicians were called individually and presented with a yellow rose and a special keyring in recognition of the years of effort they had given to the co-curricular music program. Mrs Oaten also addressed the audience, highlighting the contribution made by all of the girls from Years 5-12 who performed so beautifully on the night.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing staff who assisted on the night, for their many and varied contributions, ensuring that the concert was a great success.
Thank you also to the parents, friends and invited guests for coming out in such large numbers to support the staff and students on the night. Your participation and support are vital to the ongoing success of the music program and is very much appreciated.
Finally, thank you to the students who have worked so hard throughout the term, rehearsing each week in preparation for the Showcase, and for doing such a professional job on the night. Your talent and commitment to the music program is highly valued and your success is thoroughly well deserved. Well done!
Paul Kinsella, Head of Music
A Reflection from Music Captain, Katia Fernandes
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