Bellarine Concert Band takes Gold at the VSMF

The Bellarine Concert Band, led by Mr Sean Rankin had a fabulous day venturing to the Victorian School’s Music Festival on Thursday August 17th. The band performed with many bands from around the region. Each band plays for 2 adjudicators who critiqued their musicality, accuracy and interpretation of the set pieces while following the score and recording their comments. Following their performance each band took part in an on-stage workshop with the Chief adjudicator Dr Ralph Hultgren. The band came away from the experience receiving compliments for their work, as well as some suggestions from Dr Hultgren regarding developing their musicality and accuracy further. The groups are marked against a list of criteria for an award and the Bellarine Band received a Gold award in their division! The Music staff are very proud of the efforts of the students rising to the challenges of their repertoire and roles within the ensemble. The next performance for the band is at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat on Monday September 4th, stay tuned for a report on their next adventure.

Professional photos of each group performing at the VSMF are available for purchase online: 

Instrumental Music Coordinator
Sharon Huber


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