Music students experience tour
Horsham College’s music department has again been on the road, this time to the central goldfields city of Bendigo for a two-night stay.
While away the school band and vocalists performed at various primary schools.
One of the highlights of the trip was a recording session in Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral, using the building’s renowned acoustics.
Footage of the performance in the cathedral will placed on Horsham College’s Youtube channel.
Music teacher Nick Shirrefs said the purpose of the tour was to expose students to the life of a travelling band, most of which was the reality of packing and unpacking, and performing to students in other schools.
He said works the students performed included a Queen medley, Piazzolla’s ‘Libertango’, ‘Skyfall’ and even an arrangement of a Mozart romance.
“To help cover the costs of the expensive endeavour, the students performed and catered for a Rotary dinner for which a generous donation was put forward, and a recent ‘dress as your favourite musician’ day with gold coin donation,” he said.
The fledgling musicians prepared for the tour with a final rehearsal in the college’s music room on the Dimboola Road campus.
The department is moving to a temporary alternative set of classrooms while students across the college move into newly developed school buildings.
Eventually the music department will be in the college’s former administration building on the corner of High Street and Remlaw Road.