“Gonna take on the world, someday!”

Over the last two nights, the Conference Centre was brought to life by our amazing Music Stream. The audiences were treated to programs that traversed almost every genre – from pop to jazz, rock to folk, and classical to funk. The nights were a display of the varied vocal and instrumental talents of our Music Stream students.

With enthusiasm and dedication, these students showed us work that they chose especially for this performance.

On Wednesday evening, our Year 7 – 9 students took to the stage to present their ‘Juniors Take The Reins’ showcase – and take the reins, they did! One of the many highlights was a blast from the past for some of the more (ahem) mature audience members – with all junior students taking to the stage for a terrific cover of Toto’s Hold the Line.

On Thursday, our Year 10 – 12 students presented their ‘We Will Rock You!’ showcase, and once again it was great to see the musicianship and developing professionalism on show from our older Music Stream students. The show’s namesake song We Will Rock You had the whole audience tapping their feet with that very familiar beat. Who doesn’t love a bit of Queen?!

Mr Peter Kraft said, “the last two weeks have been particularly challenging for our Music Stream staff and students – with students dropping in and out of the show due to illness or isolation requirements. And yet it was very rarely apparent when someone had to step in at the very last minute to cover a role that they had not prepared for. This is a fantastic reflection of the ‘can-do’ mindset of the stream, their professional attitudes, and their musical development.”

Thanks must of course go to everyone behind the scenes. There are so many people who worked tirelessly and did their part to help keep spirits high. Well done to Ms Lucy Bermingham and her wonderful team of teachers. They just go over and beyond every single time. Thank you also to Peter Eirth and Zac Austin for their Technical Production on both nights, along with Ashu as Floor Audio for the Year 10 – 12 show. And to everyone else who pitched in and assisted.

Everyone is so grateful the students are getting the opportunity to perform again after such a long break. We know they appreciate it and that you – their families and friends – do too. So here’s chookas for a year filled with more lively performances (and maybe a little less COVID / rain).