Stu­dents get into swing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

THE Shen­ton Col­lege Swing Band proudly rep­re­sented Perth at a mu­sic fes­ti­val in China and per­formed for a TV au­di­ence of 14 mil­lion peo­ple last month.

The band per­formed to a live au­di­ence of 2000 peo­ple at the Chengdu In­ter­na­tional Sis­ter City Youth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

It was the first time an Aus­tralian city had been in­vited to per­form at the event.

Shen­ton Col­lege as­so­ciate prin­ci­pal Christo­pher Hill said the stu­dents gave an in­spired per­for­mance that had the crowd ap­plaud­ing from the start.

“The Shen­ton Swing Band was won­der­fully re­ceived, par­tic­u­larly as we had two band lead­ers in­tro­duc­ing the show, one of whom spoke Chi­nese,” Mr Hill said.

“On the fi­nal night they ac­tu­ally warmed up the crowd with an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Oi, Oi, Oi. They were great am­bas­sadors.”

The Shen­ton Col­lege Swing Band in ac­tion.

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