On Sunday 21 October, Felicity Maher, Lachlan Meier, Milly Smith, Caleb Smith and Angus Lambert entertained shoppers and stall holders at the monthly Sunday Markets in Coonabarabran. They performed in front of the Coonabarabran hotel and played live music for two and a half hours. The students performed a wide range of music and received many positive comments from passers-by as well as stallholders. Well done to these students for giving up time on a Sunday morning and performing live music! Thank you also to their parents for supporting the musicians and helping with transport. We look forward to providing some more live music at the markets next year again, and we look forward to inviting more students to perform.
On Sunday 23 September, seven CHS students together with Miss Sherelle Moore performed with the Orbital Swing Band at their annual concert. The students who performed were: Caleb Smith (trumpet), Milly Smith (flute), Shafin Salim (percussion), Ellah Bowmaker (clarinet), Declan Eshman (saxophone), Clover Hippisley (clarinet) and Lachlan Eshman (trombone). All of these students also performed an instrumental solo during the concert. Alex McWhirter (trumpet) and Megan Hain (clarinet) are also members of the OSB, but were unable to attend the concert. These students (together with Miss Moore) should be commended for their commitment to rehearsals, their regular attendance and excellent performances. A big thank you goes to their parents for providing transport to rehearsals and performances, and to Miss Di Suthons for inspiring our musicians and for providing an opportunity for them to develop their skills.
Coonabarabran High School musicians entertained an audience of about 100 people with a lovely programme of music on Sunday 16 September. The main purpose of the concert was to give the HSC Music students – Ian Whittall and Tyler Watson – an opportunity to play their performance pieces to an audience.