08 September 2022

Performance News

Article by Linda Pape

Performance News


Over the past weeks our music students have been very busy rehearsing for Triumph, Instrumental Showcase and Vocal Night.

Our students never cease to amaze us all with their dedication, and when on stage, they certainly rise to the occasion. For many students, these concerts have been their first opportunity to perform in public. 


On August 25th, our very talented music students performed in ‘The Instrumental Showcase.’ The evening was held in the MPC and it was a huge success.

The concert featured solos, duets, trios and all the college ensembles: The Senior Band, Junior Band, Honours Band, Stage Band, College Choir & Junior Ensemble.

I sincerely thank the directors of these bands, Mr Michael Wilding, Mrs Janice Wilding, Mr Tim Neal and Mrs Marina Brown for their wonderful work with our students.

I also wish to thank our dedicated instrumental music staff who prepared many of these students for the evening and to Michael Wilding, our band coordinator, who assisted me greatly with the set up for the concert.


The Potato Shed was filled to capacity last Monday evening when our vocal students performed to parents and friends of the College.

The concert featured The College Choir, Junior Ensemble, Mrs Grant’s Junior and Senior ensembles, duets and solos. Thanks to our vocal teachers, Mrs Tania Grant and Ms Teressa Duddy who prepared the vocal students and to Mrs Marina Brown for her work with the choir.

Many thanks to Mr Wilding who accompanied many students on the night. With Mr Wilding on board now, I am certainly getting some time to breathe.

The students sang songs from many genres with Lily Petterwood and Zoe Walter stepping from their comfort zone and venturing into the world of classical repertoire and singing in their finest Italian!

Ukuleles were a popular accompaniment and it was such a delight to see the Randall brothers and the Watson brothers performing duets.

Thank you to our Arts Captain, Lily Petterwood and Storm Randall for compering at both events.


Timetables are being completed for Term 4 so if students are interested in taking lessons, I do ask parents/guardians to please complete the form on Operoo for Instrumental lessons as soon as possible.

If you have any trouble with completing the form, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

We have been very lucky to have student teacher, Ms Eleanor Lewis with us for five weeks. I am very grateful for her support during this time, especially with the last two concerts .

Thanks to the many parents and friends who attend our concerts and continually support the Performing Arts. Dates for our future concerts will be published in our next newsletter.


Linda Pape | Performance & Instrumental Coordinator.