A large crowd witnessed a fantastic concert at the Pinsent Hotel on Monday 15th October provided by the Galen Junior and Senior Concert Bands. The Senior Band began the concert with a stirring fanfare showcasing the new Orchestral Chimes which were provided by the Galen’s Parents Association.
The Junior Band thrilled the audience showing their wonderful progress with a range of musical pieces including “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen, “Let it go” from the musical Frozen and the theme from Sesame Street.
The Senior Band finished the concert with a highly polished program including the song “Africa” from Toto and a series of popular songs from Disney shows. Several awards were presented on the night recognising students who have achieved outstanding contributions to the bands program. These included the following:
• Directors Award – Miles Hunt & Alex Little
• Senior Band Award – Jasmine Carboon
• Junior Band Award for Yr 8/9 student – Erin Chadban
• Junior Band Award for Yr 7/8 student – Paris McLaurin
Seven Year 12 students were farewelled and presented
with an engraved glass recognising their time in the Band program.
I would like to thank Helen Faithfull for her organisation, Beth Code, Rob Humphries and Lucy Lee for playing with the bands this year, Artie Papakostas for driving and organising the truck to transport the musical gear and the Friends of Music Support Group for organising the raffle hampers.
David Ashfield – Director of Music