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Wonthaggi Secondary College

“Achieving success in a caring and creative environment.”
16 September 2019

St Helena Secondary College Bands visit

On Tuesday 10th September, students from St Helena Secondary College visited Wonthaggi Secondary College as part of their regional music tour.

Wonthaggi Secondary College students played along with the St Helena students in a combined Concert Band with more than 50 students! There was not much space to spare in the theatrette. The large number of students and variety of instruments made this mega Concert Band sound even more impressive than our bands usually do.

After the combined rehearsal, we were treated to a performance by the St Helena Big Band and Saxophone Quartet. They played with a lot of flair, and the rest of their music tour is sure to go well. Jasmin Rooks from Wonthaggi Secondary College also performed one of her VCE Music Performance pieces, which everyone enjoyed hearing. The Wonthaggi Secondary College Senior Band then performed one of our favourite pieces, Port ‘O’ Call.

Wonthaggi Secondary College students took their new friends for a tour around town at lunch time. It was great for everyone to share their experiences as city and country students. The staff also enjoyed sharing ideas about what makes a great band program in schools.

Thanks to Mrs Sara Beale who coordinated the day.