30 May 2024

Performing Arts News

Article by Michael Wilding | Acting Head of Performances

Performing Arts News

The last few weeks have been busy in the Performing Arts Department with many performances across the classroom and extracurricular program.

On May 16 the Junior Band under the guidance of Janice Wilding participated in a Combined Bands Workshop and Concert at Belmont High School. They worked with guest conductor Sean Rankin in a large ensemble of around 150 musicians with students from Belmont High, St Joseph’s College, Kardinia College, Covenant College, Sacred Heart and Clonard. The concert was well received by a packed audience in Belmont’s auditorium.

During the same week the VCE Theatre Studies class produced a fantastic production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ This was performed in The Potato Shed and was student led under the guidance of their subject teacher Andrea Broadbear. All students are to be congratulated on the level of performance which was high class in all aspects.

The annual VCE Music Soiree took place at the Piano Bar last week on May 23. All students from both the Year 11 and 12 Music Performance classes performed solo and group items to a full house. This was an opportunity for our students to present a portion of their program to family and friends that they are working on for their final exams later in the year. A special thank you to Kym Dillon for accompanying on piano all of the solo performances.

The Year 9 and 10 Music Classes held their own concert in The Potato Shed on May 29. This was part of their performance assessment. For some of the students this was their first public performance in this type of setting but there was no indication of this with some high quality performances. Thanks to the work of their classroom teacher Matthew Jennings.

There are still a few events to finish off the term and we welcome parents and friends to join us at these.

  • Woodwind and Brass Soiree
    • Tuesday June 4 7pm, Mackillop Theatre

  • Year 7 Music Showcase
    • Monday June 17 7pm, Mackillop Theatre

    • Featuring students in 7 Crosbie, 7 Fitzgerald, 7 Philp, 7 Magher, 7 Greiner plus Honours Band, Junior Band and Senior Band

Michael Wilding

Acting Head of Performances