Jazz Night

Jazz Night was a fantastic night for the Middle School Boys. The students who take part in one of the bands or ensembles had a perfect opportunity to showcase their abilities to the visitors there. Plenty of other boys came along for the awesome vibe and to support their mates. The whole night was a blast with the professional New Melbourne Jazz Band and the Senior Jazz Band providing plenty of fantastic music to enjoy and dance along to. A dancing platform had been set up and myself and many other boys had a fantastic time showing off our moves to each other. Being a performer in the Intermediate Jazz Band I couldn’t stay grooving for long. Backstage was quite busy with the beautifully sounding Senior Girls Chamber choir preparing. They are conducted by Mrs Bezaire.

Performing in front of family and friends was exciting especially with some Senior School students enjoying a good groove like some of the Year 8s before. I hope all the visitors enjoyed the songs we played. The Senior Girls Chamber Choir and the Senior Jazz Band also did fantastic performances after us. The Senior and Intermediate Jazz Bands are both conducted by Mrs Clarke, the woodwind teacher at Tintern. There were also awards given out to some especially amazing performers. The New Melbourne Jazz Band played some more super jazzy songs afterwards.

Before I finish I want to say a special thanks to all the staff and student volunteers who made such an amazing night happen. It was really good fun to perform in front of so many people and chances like that don’t come often. Mrs Clarke and Mrs Bezaire put in many hours of work to make such an enjoyable night. I hope everyone can come next year!

by Craig Bonnington (Year 8D)

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