A week on from our band soiree the senior band travelled to Iona College to compete in the A grade section of MusicFest 2011. They played alongside the platinum-winning band from Sunnybank Hills State School, to be awarded a gold award by Barry Cott, a most respected adjudicator in Brisbane.
All team members played with gusto and skill, thrilling parents and siblings. Playing in an auditorium space was new for all players and they did well to not be thrown by a different sound and space.
After they performed, all senior band members sat themselves down in the front of the auditorium and watched, captivated by the skill of Sunnybank students. It was a magic evening, and a wonderful memory for our departing year 7 students. Thanks go to parents for transporting students to a distant venue, and of course, the ever wonderful director, Mr Ryan.