XAVIER JUNIOR CONCERT BAND – SUCCESS AT EISTEDDFOD
On Tuesday 26 July the Concert Band competed in the Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod in the Junior
Secondary Bands section. With assistance from our more experienced student tutors, we performed
‘Rock-a- Bop Blues’, which is our three favourite pieces spliced into a medley. We placed SECOND!!!!
The adjudicator made special mention of the strong efforts from the Bass Guitar, 1 st Flute, Drum Kit and
Saxophone parts. Thanks also to Mr Garth McKenna for his invaluable support on the day.
Competing was a particularly exciting and scary event for the majority of the band members, as half of
them have been playing their instrument for less than one year and have never before played in a
musical ensemble such as this – a remarkable achievement!
So what did we learn? Several things:
No matter what level your playing is, you can make a contribution to a team. Everyone is
With the support of other band members, scary performances can be done and done well!
There is more to do if we are going to be even better next year…. That Tallangatta band is stiff
Congratulations and well done to the enthusiastic learners listed below:
1 st Flute – Rhianna Parkinson, Felicity Melton
2 nd Flute – Grace Frede, Loralei Coleman, Charlie Cartwright
Clarinet – Abbi Coleman
1 st Alto Saxophone – Dusan Ristich
2nd Alto Saxophone – Vineeth Prasanna, Jessica Bennett
Tenor Saxophone – Thomas White
Trumpet – Ellie Walsh, Thomas O’Farrell
Trombone – James Richardson
Keyboard – Liam Muggivan
Percussion – Hannah Walsh
Drum Kit – Callum Eddy