Schools combine for concert
FORGET the hills; Leongatha Secondary College was alive with the sound of music yesterday (Wednesday) when students in the South Gippsland Music Program combined for a band day.
Junior band members from Mirboo North, Leongatha and Foster Primary Schools along with students from Korumburra, Wonthaggi, Mirboo North, Leongatha and South Gippsland secondary colleges joined for rehearsal and a special concert.
The combined band learned two new pieces under visiting conductor for the day, Amy Wert.
SGSMP co-ordinator Neil Gracey said for many of the students, who only started learning their instruments at the beginning of the year, it was their debut performance.
“The day is a great opportunity to get to know each other both socially and musically,” he said.
“A lot of the bands only have around 20 students normally, so it’s good for them to combine as a 60 piece band and play together.”
The students normally rehearse once a week together with their own school’s band as well as a half hour lesson each week.
After a long day of rehearsals and a concert, the group was treated to a performance by the Victorian Police Band from Melbourne.
The concert was a huge hit with the students, who sung along and danced to all the contemporary songs the police band performed.
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