Three long weekends in a row have been refreshing breaks, but the short weeks have meant that our days have been filled with activities, particularly as we enjoy major events that we rescheduled from Term 1.
As we come to the end of Week 3 of Term 2, assessment has become a major focus for our Year 11 and 12 students. We hold the Year 11 students in our prayers as they start their Unit 1 Block exams on Tuesday. Year 12 students are also experiencing a busy time as they complete important Internal Assessment items.
Best wishes to our Year 7 and 9 students as they participate in the NAPLAN tests next week. The students have been well prepared for these tests which they will conduct in the online environment.
MusicFest 1 - Glam Rock
The Sophia Centre “sparkled” at our first MusicFest for 2022 on Thursday 28 April. The theme was “Glam Rock” with Abba and Elton John songs being some of the most featured artists of the night. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening as we welcomed back our live audience. Well done to Isobel Jones, Music Captain, for compering the evening.
The audience was tempted to sing along with our Choirs as we journeyed together down memory lane. The Year 7 and 8 Choir were well-received with their debut performance of “Best Day of My Life” and “Shake Rattle and Roll”. The College Choir performed energetic versions of the “Time Warp” and “Waterloo”. The Senior Vocal Ensemble were “You’re My Best Friend” and “Da Doo Ron Ron”. The MSM Singers performed a cheeky version of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” and a haunting version of “Space Oddity”.
Our ensembles, orchestras and bands were equally stunning. The percussion ensemble opened the evening with a lively rendition of “On Thin Air”, followed by the beautiful “Circle of Life” from the Lion King performed by the Senior Wind Ensemble. The Guitar Ensemble performed toe-tapping renditions of “Santana Secrets” and “Matters of Time”. The Senior Strings featured powerful solos by Isobel Jones (Cello) and Eva Shen (Double Bass) during their wonderful performance of the “Phantom Waltz”. The String Orchestra performed “feel good” renditions of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” and “The Best of Abba Medley”. “Eine Kleine Rock Music” performed by the Concert Band brought a touch of classical music to the evening and the performance of “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John demonstrated their versatility.
A huge congratulations to all our very talented musicians and singers. Thank you to Ms Townsley for coordinating a specular evening of entertainment. Thank you to our Co-curricular Music Staff, to Mrs Linda Statham – Director of Arts for organisation support, and Ms Pettina Bateman for her program graphic design. Thanks to Mr Adam Watson, and MSM Alumni, Eloise Kelk in the sound booth for making the evening possible.