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Tasdance Performance Project, Tasmanian Dancesport
Championships, Dance Showcase . . . These are just some of the
experiences that dance students have engaged in this year.
In Term 1, students participated in a contemporary workshop
with local dance company, Tasdance. Following this workshop,
students were invited to attend auditions for the statewide
performance project, Alter, which toured the state in May. Year
11 student, Hannah Russell, was successful in being chosen as
one of the students to participate in this project.
After a series of ballroom workshops with Andrew Palmer,
students were offered the exciting opportunity of performing
at the Tasmanian Dancesport Championships, held at the
Silverdome in August. Five students took up this opportunity
and performed two Latin dances – Samba and Cha Cha Cha –
gaining highly commendable results.
The Dance Showcase was held in November for the second
year running and was a platform for students to share their
Senior musicians once again headed to Camp Clayton
for the annual music camp, held this year in March. This was
a great opportunity to get to know new members of the
various ensembles and to prepare ourselves for the many
The first performances took place at the College Fair on
Friday 29 March and featured a number of individuals and
ensembles, including our pipers, the Senior Stage Band and
the Celtic Band. As always, these performances were polished
and highly entertaining. Following the end of Term 1, some of
our musicians participated in performances during the school
holidays. Our thanks and congratulations go particularly to
Matilda Scott and James Hurd, who both played significant
roles as pipers in ANZAC Day services at Campbelltown and
Term 2 was a very busy term indeed. Our first major concert
for the year, An Evening of Music, was held in the Horton
Auditorium on Tuesday May 27. The concert showcased
concert bands, string orchestras, stage bands and choirs, as
well as the Senior String Quartet and the newly-formed Brass
Ensemble. It was also a great opportunity to feature two TCE
solo performers, Hamish McCallumSmith on piano and Maggie
Bowman as a vocalist, and it served as the debut concert
performance for the TCE Contemporary Music class band,
Jam Conservatory. Following the concert, we saw some great
successes for our musicians at the Launceston Competitions.
• Middle School Choir: 1st place in the Secondary School
Choir 14 years and under section.
• Senior Choir: 2nd place in the Champion Choir 19 years
and under section.
• ManChoir: 2nd place in the Popular Choral ‘Glee’ section.
PERFORMING ARTS - DANCE
work. This year, a Co-curricular component was added to
compliment and extend the program offered in class and to
also encourage and support those students who may not be
studying Dance in Semester 2. The evening was filled with
a variety of styles, ranging from highland through to lyrical
and everything in between! The evening featured a selection
of solo and small ensemble work, each piece supported
with a choreographic intent devised by students. It was a
wonderful opportunity for senior dance students to exhibit
their leadership skills by performing and hosting this valuable
Mrs Sonya Batten
• Brass Ensemble: 2nd place in the Instrumental Ensemble
14 years and under section.
• Senior String Quartet: 1st place in the Instrumental
Ensemble 18 years and under section.
Finally, in the last week of term a number of families hosted
56 members of the Australian Girls Choir. The choir has been a
regular visitor to Scotch Oakburn College for a number of years
and once again our choirs enjoyed participating in workshops
and a performance to celebrate their time with the girls.
The focus in Term 3 was the Annual Concert in honour of
Joyce Stebbings and this year was the second time that our
Junior School musicians joined us to perform in the event.
Held in the Horton Auditorium on 18 September, the concert
featured a wide range of musicians playing a broad range
of musical styles. What a wonderful evening it was in the
celebration of music!
As we headed into the end of the year, our senior musicians
were preparing for their end of year performances. Celebration
performances and Jam Conservatory’s Tasmanian Rock
Challenge performance were the major events and, of course,
individual musicians faced their final examination recitals. All
these brought to an end another wonderful year of music at
Scotch Oakburn College. Thank you to al the dedicated music
teachers and tutors and to all the students involved!
Tarnith Kelly and Joseph Denney
Co-Captains of Music
Jaimie Summers performing ‘Absence’
Ashley Draper performing ‘Seann
Gabby Martin-Cole, Claire Males and Ashley Draper
Victoria Eastoe and Laura House
Ashley Draper performing her solo, ‘The
Abbie McCormack performing her Jazz
Alexandria Bird performing her solo,
Claire Males performing her solo, ‘My
Lana Kisseleva, Jaimie Summers and
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