Performing Arts News

Music Tour 2016

This year we are headed to Cave Hill Creek as our base for music tour. The Senior Concert Band, Stage Band, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Choir will all be heading off to entertain local schools in Beaufort, Ararat and Avoca. The permission slips and tour information were sent out late last term and all forms and payments are now due. Numbers will be finalised soon: please email Amanda Wallace for more information.

FReeZA Push Start Battle

The FReeZA Push Start competition showcases young musicians from around Victoria, giving them the opportunity to perform, gain local exposure, and win their way to a spot on the grand final line up.

Local heats are hosted by FReeZA Committees each year from March to August, with the winners going on to compete in regional finals from October to December. Winners from the nine regional finals then compete in the grand final held as part of the annual Melbourne Moomba Festival in March each year. Each FReeZA Committee that hosts a heat is supported to ensure that FReeZA Push Start is not only a platform for young performers, but a platform for young event organisers and promoters alike.

On Friday 15 July, De La Salle’s up and coming band Wood & Steel played at the local heat of the competition at the Prahran Town Hall. The audience experienced four great acts playing their best but at the end of the night Wood & Steel were triumphant! The prizes include a $1,000 recording package and they will progress to regionals, playing for a spot at the grand final at Moomba 2017. Wood & Steel are Addison Rowland, Jack Rhodes and Amy Rhodes. A big thanks to all the people who came out to support the band. We wish them all the best as they continue to make their mark.

Addams Family Auditions

The De La Salle and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart senior musical production of 2017 is The Addams Family. The show will take place early Term 2 2017 and is open to current Year 8 – 11 students to audition.

A lunchtime information session for interested students will be held MONDAY 1 AUGUST in the PAC. This meeting is for anyone interested in cast, orchestra and crew. This meeting will outline rehearsal schedule, roles, commitments and expectations.

Auditions will take place as follows:

Male Auditions: Tuesday 23 August at De La Salle, PAC from 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Female Auditions: Thursday 25 August at OLSH from 3:30 – 5:30pm

Call backs (male and female): Tuesday 30 August at De La Salle, PAC 4pm – 6pm

Interested students are encouraged to attend the information session.

Ms Cindy Frost
Music Coordinator

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