The 31st of march, a typical Tuesday to others but not music students. No, on this night family and friends come to see the progress, the collaboration and the fun of playing music together.
Nine bands from years 7 to 9 performed multiple songs each, from Ed Sheeran to Nivarna the skill and practice of the students clearly shone through.
As described by Music Teacher, Mr D’Uva, “showcases are all about bringing the students and music parent community together to celebrate a term of musical learning” He went on to say, “putting them all in a room together provides them with the experience of performing in a safe and supportive environment.”
The typical feeling running through the younger students performing for the first time was a cocktail of nervousness and anticipation. Violet, year seven and performing for the first time said, “I’m excited to perform but I'm a little terrified that I’ll stuff up or drop my flute”.
Mr Gowland had explained to us that performing was addictive and this was certainly echoed by another first time performer, Ben when he said, “At first I was nervous but afterwards I just want to do it all over again”.
And the chance to do so will come again next term.
The music showcases are presented at the end of each term and are a central part of the students’ music curriculum.