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Success at Eisteddford

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

needed

 With the support of other band members, scary performances can be done and done well!

 Courage

 There is more to do if we are going to be even better next year…. That Tallangatta band is stiff

competition.

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

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