Paying Tribute to Musical Legends

We chatted with Ciara Smithies, who talked about her first event as Music Captain for 2023, the Music Tribute Night.

For those who may be unaware, could you explain what the Music Tribute Night is?

Tribute Night is a concert for all music students in Years 8 – 11, in which the girls perform songs from a soloist or group artist. This gives the girls the opportunity to perform at a concert with songs and music of their choice and style. We rehearse throughout Term 3, into early Term 4, and then perform at the show, all dressed up based on a theme with our chosen artist.

Which artists did students pay tribute to in their performances this year?

This year some of the artists included Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Vance Joy, Elton John, and One Direction! There was an amazing variety for the audience to enjoy.

What makes the Music Tribute Night such a special event?

Tribute Night is a special event for the school and especially the music girls because it allows them to showcase their talents to the community and express their style. Introducing a concert where the girls are in control of the songs they play, what they wear, and their style or genre of music promotes more creativity, hard work, and teamwork as they try to put forward their best work.

What was your highlight of the night?

The highlight for me was seeing all the girls, especially the Year 9s, have a laugh and enjoy their time performing. It was really nice to see how their confidence has grown and how they are having so much fun on stage. It was also great hearing the crowd enjoying and cheering for everyone’s performances.

What are you most looking forward to as 2023 Music Captain?

I am mostly looking forward to spending even more time in the music community, growing closer to all the girls, and showcasing the Music Department to the school more. I am also looking forward to the concerts where all the girls come together to show the hard work and dedication they put into the department, especially in the early mornings!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us about the Music Tribute Night, Ciara! I think we can all agree that it was a fantastic night. 

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