On Thursday 17th September 2015, Gleneagles Secondary College had the privilege of hosting the Intermediate Band Festival organised by the Instrumental Leaders in the South East Region of Victoria. The Gleneagles Music students in the senior band were given the opportunity to participate in the day. Approximately 100 students and 16 staff from Keysborough, Mt. Eliza, McClelland and Frankston Secondary Colleges joined our Gleneagles students for the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large concert band setting and to work with a different conductor and band members. The band took part in sight reading several new musical pieces selected by guest clinician Laura Clisby.
The day was used to practise the new pieces as a large concert band and there was an opportunity for a sectional rehearsal for some students. The afternoon ended with each piece being performed and recorded live. The participating students will each be receiving a CD memento of their efforts on the day. We are proud that our senior music students were able to take part in this exciting experience on such a grand scale and look forward to offering our junior students a similar opportunity in the future.
Ms Horvat, Director of Instrumental Music
Pictured: Amy, Luke, Guillaume