Dominic Choirs have traditionally been very competitive at the Clarence Eisteddfod. The current results have seen our Concert Bands move up several notches with equally strong results reflecting the development of Music at the college.
At this year’s 51st Clarence Eisteddfod, Dominic College entered three concert bands and one instrumental ensemble.
On Monday, our Beginner Concert Band, made up of Year 5 students (and two Year 4s) placed first in their section. The win was well deserved and a fantastic result for this group’s first public performance.
Later that evening, our Junior Concert Band, a combination of Year 5 and 6 students, was awarded second place. The competition was tough, especially given they were competing against Year 7 and 8 students from other schools.
Our Senior Concert Band played incredibly well, their best performance yet, and received a merit for their achievements. All three concert bands played well above the expected level and the MC commented on how well our students in particular conducted themselves, moving on and off stage and their general presentation.
The 3/4 Choir performed with incredible energy, singing A New Beginning and Humpty Dumpty. Competition was tight, particularly against Friends’, and they were delighted to come away with first place. The 5/6 Choir were in a tough section and sang two beautiful songs – Migaloo and A Beautiful Day. They were awarded a merit certificate.
On Wednesday our Clarinet Ensemble performed against a number of other instrumental ensembles including a large flute ensemble and saxophone quartet. They played exceptionally well, with a high degree of musicianship and mastery.
Results from the eisteddfod were:
Beginner Band – 1st Place, Junior Band – 2nd Place, Senior Concert Band – Merit Certificate, 3/4 Choir – 1st Place and 5/6 Choir – Merit Certificate
Mr Mike O’Brien - Director of Creative Arts K-10