Senior Concert Band on Tour
Our Dominic Senior Concert Band embarked on Thursday for their first interstate tour where they will perform in the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival to be held at Villanova College. Dominic College will be the first school from Tasmania to perform at this festival.
You can follow their blog about the trip here: Concert Band Blog
Thirty-four excited band members form Years 6 -10 left the College by bus, bound for the airport after several weeks of rehearsal, well-prepared for a jam-packed stay in Brisbane.
The Band has been working closely with instrumental teachers including John Keenan, Jim Taylor, Janine Good and Jeremy Sibson. They also recently participated in two masterclasses, one with Dr. Rob McWilliams and another recent with Mark Eager.
The Concert Band and Clarinet Ensemble will both perform in the festival which involves 113 schools and colleges from various locations throughout Queensland, interstate and overseas, bringing with them 572 separate ensembles with 15,046 student performances receiving feedback from nationally recognised adjudicators. Also on the itinerary is a visit to Wynnum High School, who visited us Dominic late last year and will a concert at Manly West State Primary School.
The students will attend a performance of Les Miserable at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The tour has been supported with donations from the Derwent Valley Concert Band and Glenorchy City Council.