All seven of South Fremantle’s contemporary bands played at the festival. After the festival every school is sent a marking and comment sheet for every band. When South Freo received their assessment sheets, everybody was very pleased with an Outstanding and Excellent ratings for all bands.
Acting Principal Mr Neil Freckelton said, ”As a parent and a staff member it‘s a pleasure to witness the growth in musicality and confidence in these young people. In addition to playing together they are starting to understand the performance as a whole. As a parent, to see that kind of transformation is priceless”.
The Contemporary Festival has become one of the most important events in the music program. As well as providing a platform for students to improve their performance, but it also helps to spread the word about the music program.
Music student Ethan Edwards said, ”The festival increases the confidence of performing in front of a crowd, a long with giving us feedback which we can then learn and develop from”.