Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

ONE of the school’s six bands and en­sem­bles, Melville Se­nior High School’s Swing Band is made up of 14 stu­dents from the school’s Mu­sic in Fo­cus pro­gram.

The band plays at nu­mer­ous events, in­clud­ing lo­cal pri­mary schools where they en­ter­tain and en­cour­age stu­dents to take up an in­stru­ment through the In­stru­men­tal Mu­sic School Ser­vices.

Demon­strat­ing that mu­sic and aca­demic abil­ity are strongly linked, nine of the band are in the school’s Gifted and Tal­ented Selec­tive Aca­demic Pro­gram.

Year 11 stu­dent James Calvert plays sax­o­phone and is also study­ing avi­a­tion with a solo pi­lot ac­cred­i­ta­tion and is soon to have his pi­lot’s li­cense.

Twins Mor­gan and Ash­ley Ure play trum­pets and will be rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia in the RoboCup Ju­nior In­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in June. They won the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships last year, cod­ing their ro­bots to dance to a theme.


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