From the Head of Senior School
Our annual House Music was a great afternoon at Costa Hall, with Flynn winning overall. The comperes for the afternoon were Riley Doran and Casey Reid. They were superb, being able to explain each piece and setting the scene for what was to come.
In the House Choir section, Taylor commenced with George Michael’s 'Faith'. The student music leaders were Kahlee Weir, Lachlan Gawley-Price, Megan Heathcote and Jack McPhail. The standard was set high and early. Then Flynn sang 'You’re the Voice' by John Farnham. Casey Reid and Cameron Chandler led the choir well and they raised the roof with this anthem. Penman were third to perform and, for their House Choir, they sang “I See Red” by Tim Finn. This got the audience moving and shaking. They were followed by Burrows performing the classic “Lean On Me”. The actions of the choir led by Nicole Mayes, Cian Foster and Riley Doran left us all feeling good.
The winner was Flynn in a version that John Farnham would have been most proud.
Tiger Yang performed a piano solo Sonata Op 13 ‘Pathetique’, 3rd mvt ‘Rondo Allegro’ by Beethoven. It was simply stunning and he received a standing ovation being declared the winner in this section. Casey Reid’s solo was also brilliant, and showcased her ability and musical range.
To all the Heads of House, a huge thank you for all of the hard work. A special thank you to Mr Damian Stephenson, who was the Acting Head of House in the absence of Mr Lynton Smith. He put together all of the pieces and ensured Flynn were organised in each area.
To the students who rehearsed so much and performed well on the day, a big thank you and recognition of your efforts. They all really enjoyed themselves.
The House Music student leaders were tremendous in all they did. These are the people who gave so much of their time to ensure the performances were of the highest possible standard. We salute you all!
Finally to the Music staff in Ms Fiona Gardner, Mr Andrew Dunlop, Mr Ben Anderson and the incredibly talented Mr Kym Dillon, recognition of a job well done.
These celebrations place us apart from the majority of schools.
Mr. Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School