Nine singers from Coonabarabran High School travelled to Sydney with Ms Di Suthons and Ms Tina Pech to participate in the annual Celebration Sing Out choral singing event.
On Sunday 22 October, Angus Lambert, Ian Whittall and Milly Smith entertained shoppers and stall holders at the monthly Sunday Markets in Coonabarabran. It was a significantly warmer and busier Sunday than in August. The students set up in front of the Coonabarabran Hotel again and, despite some technological issues early on, provided music for two and a half hours. There were many positive comments about the performances and the pieces played. Well done to these three students for doing a fantastic job! Thank you also to their parents of the students for all their support, and to Mr Armstrong for the use of his keyboard. We look forward to providing more live music at the next Sunday Market session in November.
On Monday 23 October, the Year 9/10 and 11 Music students participated in a hands-on workshop on Brazilian music. The workshop was run by Tom Harding and involved 90 minutes of rhythm work on various Brazilian instruments. After being taught the basics, students were divided into 5 groups and rotated between these, playing different instruments and rhythmic patterns. The instruments included the surdos, pandeiros, agogo bells and ganzas. The rhythmic patterns ranged from quite simple to tricky, syncopated rhythms and, when played simultaneously, sounded great. Well done to all the students who participated for making it a great workshop!
Jenny Binovec and her Saxophone Ensemble from the Riverina Conservatorium stopped at Coonabarabran as part of their regional tour.