Music happenings

We’ve had a busy couple of months in the Music Department.

Sunshine Coast Music Eisteddfod:
We had a number of string students participate in the Sunshine Coast Music Eisteddfod both in individual, duet and the String Ensemble. These students should be congratulated:

  • Joanna Zelazko – Came 2nd in the Novice String Solo 8-10 years with a score of 95
  • Jasper Tait – Novice String Solo 11-13 years with a score of 84
  • Chelsea Thomas – Novice String Solo 11-13 years with a score of 83
  • Meg Jarvis – Novice String Solo 11-13 years with a score of 82
  • Teanna Newell / Kiri-Anna James – String Duet 13 years & under with a score of 76
  • Josiah Monos / Jasper Tait – String Duet 13 years & under with a score of 76
  • Amelia Siddans / Chelsea Lewis – String Duet 13 years & under with a score of 77
  • Kiri-Anna James – String Solo 12-13 years with a score of 75
  • Teanna Newell – String Solo 12-13 years with a score of 70
  • Primary String Ensemble – String Ensemble Primary Age with a score of 81

St Columban’s Band Spectacular:
The College Concert Band participated in the annual St. Columban’s Band Spectacular on Saturday 14 October. Although we didn’t place, we received some very encouraging feedback from the adjudicators. It was also a wonderful experience to hear other school bands from South East Queensland.

 

AMEB Music Exams: Bakani Kombanie completed his Grade 4 trumpet exam. This is his first exam and he has spent the past 12 months preparing for this exam.


Jazz Band performs at the Beerwah Street Festival
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Last Friday the GCC Jazz Band performed at the Beerwah Street Festival. It was a wonderful night and a big audience. The students had a great time showcasing and entertaining the crowds. This band the band has been directed under David Exton (woodwind teacher). They’ve had a wonderful year of learning jazz techniques and building their confidence in improvisation.

 

Upcoming Concerts on the Sunshine Coast:
These concerts involve our instrumental music teachers and one of our parents.

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