Special Interest Music Centre Report-Issue 3

Amazing! Wonderful! Excellent!
These words were amongst many other superlatives voiced by dignitaries, including DECD CE Tony Harrison, guests and event organisers to describe the performances presented by the Classical Guitar Ensemble and a range of soloists at the DECD RTO Graduation Ceremony. This event was held on Friday 1 April in the grandeur of the William Magarey room at Adelaide Oval. Students also performed in the Foyer to guests as they were registering for the event whilst enjoying the view of the beautiful grounds.
Congratulations to Zane Weetra who confidently presented the Acknowledgement of Country to a full house at the beginning of the ceremony.
The Old Scholars 50th Anniversary Reunion was held on Saturday 27 February in the Playford IC gym. Many thanks go to Ashley White, Matthew Snelling, Jamie Groom and Peter Moore who provided entertainment for the many past students of Elizabeth High School were in attendance. The performances were extremely well received and we thank the President of the Old Scholars Association, Professor Gordon Howarth for inviting us to be part of this celebration.
Matthew, Jamie, Zane, Peter and Mathew Allen also performed for an important community event, Together In The North, an initiative about a collective impact approach in the northern area. This event was held at the Stretton Centre, Munno Para on Monday 29 February.
Congratulations to all musicians who took part in these events and whose conduct and performances are always of an exceptionally high standard.
A range of ensembles are preparing for public performances in the up-coming weeks and months, including the DECD Induction Expo and the Playford Council ANZAC Vigil and Dawn Service. The Vocal Ensemble is participating in the Generations In Jazz Vocal Ensemble Awards at Mount Gambier, and the Stage Band will again be participating in the national ‘Big Band Blast’ Jazz Festival, which will be held in Port Macquarie, NSW. And for the first time, our Wind Ensemble will be participating in the Victorian School Music Festival held in Melbourne in July.