Posted on April 27, 2021 / Matters
Band-ana entertain the crowds at the Tintern Grammar Horse Trials
Mark Evans (keyboard), Natasha Gillam (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alex Higgins (bass guitar) and Liv Whitla (drumkit) did a fabulous job of drawing a crowd to the food court at lunchtime on Saturday at the 20th Annual Tintern Grammar Interschool Horse Trials Championships at Wandin Park. The band worked their way through a wide range of crowd-pleasing songs, receiving high praise from the riders and families who flocked in to enjoy their performance. The food traders in the immediate vicinity also enjoyed the live entertainment!
The band members have rehearsed throughout Term 1 and also got together during the recent holiday break to put the finishing touches on their 30-minute set. Many thanks to the band’s tutor, Ryan Di Cecco, for rehearsing with the students during the holidays and supporting them with their set-up at the event on the day. We look forward to hearing the band play at our Small Ensembles Concert on Thursday 6 May (7.00pm) in the Theatre.
Friends of Music cook up a storm at the Horse Trials
One of the food stalls at the Horse Trials was none other than the fabulous parents on our Friends of Music committee. Whilst primarily aiming to raise funds to support our Tintern musicians, the FOM committee provides a great service to the Equestrian community also. The Music Department thanks these dedicated parents for starting their Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6am, cooking up egg and bacon rolls and sausages for the hungry riders, as they rose early to prepare their steeds for the competitions at Wandin.
Charlie Victoria in demand at school and local ANZAC gatherings
Year 12 Instrumental Captain, Charlie Victoria, was in great demand, both at school and in the local community during last week’s ANZAC Day gatherings.
Charlie played The Last Post at John Cain Arena before the South East Melbourne Phoenix game last Thursday (pictured). Then Charlie was on stage again at both the Junior and Senior Tintern ANZAC Assemblies on Friday, before supporting her local RSL in Boronia at their Dawn Service on Sunday morning.
Thanks Charlie for your service and commitment to the school and also to our local community.
Upcoming Performances at Tintern (all free entry)
Small Ensembles Concert, Lecture Theatre
Thursday 6 May, 7.00pm
This will be a delightful concert featuring Band-ana, a cello septet, a string quintet, a piano trio, the Intermediate Jazz Band and our flute, clarinet, and saxophone ensembles. All welcome.
Junior & Senior Piano Concerts, CM Wood Centre
Tuesday 18 May, 5.00pm & 7.00pm
IB Recital, CM Wood Centre
Thursday 17 June, 7.00pm