Arts News (Friday 13 November)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Champagnat Campus Band Sandwich (Thursday 12 November)

Last night we celebrated the annual Band Sandwich at Champagnat Campus! A well attended evening with the Champagnat Ensembles playing a range of genres across a number of instruments. Congratulations to all students involved for a fantastic performance!

Year 10 Drama Performance (Wednesday 11 November)

The Year 10 Drama students performed on Wednesday evening as part of their group performance, A Night of Gothic [and other] Horror! Students worked together on all design aspects and presented their performance and films to a COVID-restricted ‘full house’ of 70 enthusiastic audience members.

Year 11 Music & Dance Concert (Tuesday 10 November)

The Year 11 Music and Dance students performed on Tuesday evening as part of their final assessment. All Music students performed confidently in both solo and ensemble acts, with a large range of music styles presented throughout the night.

Joachim Kalapatsonis was also awarded the Rory O’Grady Award during the evening for his commitment to the music department and enthusiasm for music. The Dance students presented a Hip Hop piece choreographed by dancer Ryan Turner, who worked with the students earlier this term. T

he students enjoyed the opportunity to learn from an Industry professional and in a new genre from what they have presented at Sacred Heart before. Each dancer also performed a piece they had choreographed themselves. Thank you to the audience members who came along to support our students – it was wonderful to have a live concert!

State of Origin (Wednesday 4 November)

Congratulations to our Hearts Drumline who performed for the team honour guard at the State of Origin between NSW and Queensland last Wednesday evening. With over 25,000 audience members at Adelaide Oval, the atmosphere was electric! A fantastic opportunity for our Drumline who represented the College with pride!

End of Year Music Performance (Thursday 15 October)

Another great evening of celebration for the Music Department at Marcellin Campus to start Term 4. The evening was held across two sessions, ensuring our music families and friends were able to attend, complying with the limitations of audience numbers.

We congratulate Jack Larkin (Year 10 Student), award winner of The Mollie Gilchrist Award for his contribution to the Music Department at Marcellin Campus.

Well done to all students & staff involved – special thanks to the fantastic Year 12 group for their commitment, talent and energy that they have brought to our department over their time at Sacred Heart.

Student Music Awards

Congratulations to Thomas McMahon-Wood and William Donaghey who have both won an award in Section I of the Young Composer’s Competition, with a ceremony to be held at St Ignatius College on Monday 23 November. Congratulations also goes to Champagnat’s Concert Band who were awarded a silver in the Junior Concert Band section and our Marcellin Campus Stage Band for Bronze in the Intermediate Stage Band section for the online ABODA Competitions.

Lastly, congratulations to the following instrumental students for their AMEB exam results

  • Zara Pratt ‘A with Honours’ – Grade 2 Alto Saxophone
  • Grace Durrans ‘A with Honours’ – Grade 2 Alto Saxophone
  • Saxon Bailey ‘B Credit’ – Grade 2 Tenor Saxophone
  • Mollie Jamieson – B+ – Grade 4 Piano
  • Kate Poland – A – Grade 1 Piano
  • Caitlin Bailey – A+ – Preliminary Grade Piano
  • Edward Wilson – Honours – Preliminary Grade Piano
  • Geet Dhillon – Honours – Grade 1 Piano

South Australian Refugee Week Poster Competition

Three Year 11 students from the Semester 1 Design class had their Posters selected for the SA Refugee Week Student Poster Exhibition, originally scheduled for June this year. 

Congratulations to Lauren Gepp, Portia Vallorani and Sophie Warren whose diverse entries are on public display until the end of November at the Hawke Centre (Uni SA) and then part of a travelling Exhibition around the State. 

The competition put on by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre enables students to engage with the important issues of refugees in the world and the contribution that they make to Australian society through art and design. These students are three of twenty eight secondary students that are a part of the 2020 Exhibition.

Artist in Residence – Adam Page

This week, our music ensembles, instrumental students and Yr 8 students were treated to workshops with Artist in Residence, Adam Page. Adam is a multi-instrumentalist and composer and uses different music ideas and looping pedals to perform songs. During the day he treated students to hip-hop, heavy metal, rap, jazz, ambient music and even some German Oom-Pah! 

Several of our instrumental students learned tools to start improvising and some of the Year 8 students were involved in creating loops and rapping using the Dr Suess book ‘Fox in Sox’. Music students looked at songwriting and he worked with our Concert and Super Bands, helping build a strong ensemble sound and groove.

National RockFest Band Competition & Neo Full Moon Event

Congratulations to Year 10 students, Jack, Gracie & Lachie (The Birds are Spies) for taking out the 2020 National RockFest Band Competition for “Best Senior Band”. Lachie was also awarded with Best Drummer of the Year! The Hearts Community are extremely proud, what an incredible achievement!

Jack, Gracie and Lachie also performed at the Art Gallery’s Neo Full Moon event on Saturday 31st October – Halloween! Their band placed second in the statewide Battle of the Bands competition, well done!

Champagnat Campus Hearts Alive (Tuesday 24 November)

The Champagnat Campus “Hearts Alive” Performance will be held in the Brother Stephen Debourg Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 24 November. 

To ensure that all Hearts families and friends are able to attend the free live performance and to comply with the limitations of audience numbers, we will be presenting this night in 2x 1-hour sessions:

Concert 1: 5.30 – 6.30pm 

Concert 2: 7.00 – 8.00pm

The program for each concert will be the same, with a break between concerts to ensure social distancing is maintained with audiences. Tickets are available via TryBooking (