Student Performances added to the Festivities at the Fair

11th May 2017

The vibe of the Tintern Grammar Fair was lively and was a great way to bring the school community together to celebrate our great school. The live music performances helped to create this vibe as all performers were Tintern music students ranging from Years 3 to 12. Each group brought energy and their love for music to their performances, which is what makes our Music Department so special.

The performances were split across two staging areas: the Main Stage and the Junior School Deck. Both areas had very different atmospheres.  On the Main Stage, the audience enjoyed listening to music from the Intermediate and Senior Jazz Bands, Senior Wind Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Cooper Choir, Hairspray performance and the Junior and Senior Massed Singing, including a performance with Lisa Edwards for the final student performance of the day. The audience this year was lively and every performance had a responsive and supportive crowd.

On the Junior School Deck performance area, the mood was a lot more relaxed. Located near the Devonshire tea area, people were able to enjoy a bite to eat while listening to our smaller ensembles. The groups which performed on the Deck were the Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, the Kelson String Quartet, Intermediate String Quartet, Clementson Piano Quartet, Brass Ensemble and the Guitar Ensembles. These smaller groups also brought their love for music and enthusiasm to the more intimate performing space.

A special thank you must go to those teachers and students who arrived early to help set up the equipment on the stage and stayed behind to help pack up the Main stage and to those who helped move equipment throughout the day. It really helped move the day along smoothly. An extra special thank you to Mrs Bezaire, Mr Veldman, Mrs Clarke, Ms McKenzie, Ms Bortolussi, Mr Kidd, Ms Scarfe, Ms Lok, Mrs Wagner and Mrs Casey for your ongoing support through the weekly rehearsals prior to the fair. Your work with the music students is really appreciated by the school community.

by Tiana McAsey, Instrumental Music Captain (Band) 2017