Special Interest Music Centre

On Saturday 25 February six of our Music students took part in the inaugural Playford Palace Fringe event held at the Civic Centre. It was a fantastic venue and a brilliant opportunity for Playford International College SIMC to demonstrate the exceptional talent of our young musicians to the local community. Congratulations to Sharni Carter, Ella Homer, Matthew Snelling, Peter Moore, Emille Collins and Chloe Warrick who performed a varied repertoire throughout the afternoon.

We were very fortunate to have the Big Band of the South Australia Police visit on Tuesday 7 March to present an amazing concert to all our Primary Music Hub and Secondary Music students in G20. We learned the Big Band has past students from Elizabeth High School in the ensemble, Michael Murphy (trombone) and Paul West (trumpet), All performers are highly regarded professional musicians, such as Steve Todd on drums, and Tom Pulford on saxophone, clarinet and flute, who led us through a compact history and highlights of the Big Band era.

A huge thank you is extended to all members of the band and especially to David Gardiner, Acting Director of Music, Band of the South Australia Police.

The Vocal Ensemble travelled to Woodville High School on Friday March 10 to take part in the combined SIMCs’ Choir rehearsal, delivered by Marryatville High School Head of Music Aldis Sils, for the up-coming 40th Anniversary celebrating the establishment of the 4 Special Interest Music Centres in SA.

The concert will be held in Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday June 29 and will also feature a combined orchestra as well as ensembles from each of the SIMCs. Definitely a concert not to be missed!

The Classical Guitar Ensemble and Chloe Warrick performed to a large audience at the DECD RTO Graduation Ceremony.  This event was held on Friday 17 March in the William Magarey room at Adelaide Oval. Matthew Snelling, Peter Moore and Emille Collins performed in the Foyer to guests as they were registering for the event and enjoying the view of the beautiful grounds. Some people attending the St Patrick’s Day event also stopped by and listened to our students. We received very positive feedback, some photos of the performances and a gift from Judy Trout, Manager, DECD RTO which was very much appreciated.

Congratulations to all musicians who took part in these events and whose conduct and performances are always of an exceptionally high standard.

Janice Leahy

Deputy Principal/ Head of Music