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    VCAL Students Perform!

    Article by Ms Kirsty Allan

    VCAL Students Perform!

    On Thursday 27th of June, Luke Giblin and Darcy Nichols (Year 12 VCAL Students) completed an assessed performance for their VET studies in Music and Performance at the Queenscliff Brewhouse along with fifteen other students undertaking the same course from Bellarine Secondary College. They performed in front of an audience of 80 music lovers, locals, family and friends.

    Luke sang 'Talk is Cheap' by Chet Faker, 'Someone Like You' by Adele and an original called 'Key to my Soul'. This is Luke’s first year in the VET program and this was his first performance in front of a live audience. Although he was very nervous and apprehensive, all his songs were greeted with rapturous applause. Luke will continue to build his confidence during the year.

    This is now Darcy’s second year in the course playing guitar, drums and the keys. At the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Darcy performed with his band called CouCh, they played a high energy acoustic cover of 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley and then four original compositions, 'She’s on the Loose', 'By the Sea', and two which are available on Spotify and iTunes, called 'Orange Juice' and 'Home'. Go check them out now!

    There will be a final performance at the Potato Shed where Darcy and Luke will present their final exam pieces, and everyone is welcome to attend. Luke wants to continue his music pathway by undertaking a Sound Engineering course in 2020 at either Melbourne Polytechnic or Collarts Music College. In 2020, Darcy is planning to study Music Business Management or Sound Engineering at either JMC or Melbourne Polytechnic.

    Darcy and Luke acknowledged that the flexible Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programme gave them the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake future studies in music composition and sound engineering. I’m sure we’ll see them both perform at such events like Splender in the Grass and the Queenscliff Music Festival in years to come.  

    Ms Kirsty Allan  VCAL Coordinator

     

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