The De La Salle Saxophone Quartet took out third place in the 2018 Annual Clasax Performance Competition for clarinet and saxophone players. The competition, held at Fintona Girls’ School, Balwyn on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June, saw our Saxophone Ensemble of Year 12 students Jordan Burns and Maxell Harvey, Year 11 student Joel Thompson and Year 10 student Dylan Clarke, perform three pieces.
The adjudicator complimented the ensemble on their great contrast in styles, good dynamics and convincing performance. Congratulations to the saxophonists and their conductor, Ms Penny Karahalios!
Intermediate Band Report
Last term, the intermediate band performed at an assembly for St Joseph’s Primary School in Malvern. We were playing a piece called ‘Jetstream’. It had a big start and built up to a giant finish, much like a jet taking off. It was a lot of fun playing the piece and the kids liked it so much they asked for us to do it a second time. We played it again after the assembly and all the kids got up to dance.
We were performing at St Joseph’s because of Friendship Fair. This is a day the students look forward to where you come to school in your pyjamas, go in competitions and get lots of lollies and other food. All of the money raised is put towards a foster kid named Ellie who attends the St Jude’s School in Tanzania. Ellie lives in a country where there aren’t many opportunities for children her age, but with the help of St Joseph’s, Ellie and her classmates received over $1,000 to support them in their education.
Report by Harry McInenny, Year 9
Ms Cindy Frost
Director of Music