St Cath’s students in love with music
MUSIC students at St Catherines Catholic College in Proserpine have enjoyed success at the recent Mackay Eisteddfod.
Students performed in 83 sessions from October 7-13.
Fourteen students finished first, eight finished second, 14 finished third, six received very highly commended and 26 received highly commended.
Emelina March-Peach also received a Tri Plumbing Services Encouragement Trophy for electronic piano.
School music co-ordinator Cynthia Delaney was thrilled with the results as well as the passion and enthusiasm her students showed towards music.
“My kids rock,” Mrs Delaney said.
“Even the kids who didn’t place - they’re all just really awesome.”
Mrs Delaney said students were encouraged by the experience of playing music in front of big crowds.
“The kids are really keen to keep going,” she said.
“They just love music and they’ve come back on an absolute high – they really want to get stuck into it again.
“These kids come in and give up their lunch times to practice.”
She said students were excited about the arrival of a new set of hand chimes being delivered from the Handbell Society of Australia.
An early delivery means music students will be able to get their hands on them this week.
“They [the students] are already asking about them,” Mrs Delaney said.
MUSO VIRTUOSO: Jess Knox and Kimba Lee Simmonds came second in the 10 years and under piano duet section.