Arts News (Thursday 27 August)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Music at Champagnat Campus

This term, some of our music students have put together a lunchtime concert in the Quad. Thanks to the rainy weather, we had a large crowd of students, singing and dancing along. Well done to the students and thank you to their vocal teacher, Samantha Vanua for organising.

Concert Band
Term 3 has seen a reshuffle in our band program. We have started a new Concert Band with instrumental, keyboard and percussion students. After 5 weeks they are already sounding great and are looking to put together a video entrance for the ABODA band online festival before the end of term.

Run by instrumental teacher Vanessa Saba, we are excited to announce that she was recently awarded the AHOMINGS Don Burrows award for Recognition of Long Service for Music tutors in Independent Schools. Vanessa has worked at Sacred Heart and Marymount Colleges for over 20 years. Well done Vanessa.

Music at Marcellin Campus

SHC “X-Factor”
Last Wednesday, saw two groups and a soloist battling it out for the title of SHC X-Factor winner of 2020. The Birds are Spies, soloist Josh Dunn, and unknown Metal band performed to an appreciative student audience. This was followed by an epic drum battle. Our judges Nick Vasic, Nick MacGregor and Anthony Salerno have made a decision on the winner, but we will have to wait until Week 9’s VET assembly to find out!

Music Groups
Recently our Arts Captain, Daniel Kennedy performed outside the McAteer during lunch and our Certificate III music group is poised to perform when the weather permits.

The Concert Choir auditioned via video for the Catholic Schools Music Festival and our Stage Band is working towards their video performance for the ABODA band online festival and recently played at the Academic Assembly.

Feast of Assumption Liturgy Choir

It was great to see our choirs from both campuses, combine to perform music for our Feast of Assumption liturgy at Champagnat Campus this term.

The connection between the Marcellin Campus Concert Choir and Champagnat Campus Vocal Ensemble made for a truly beautiful sound. We thank them for their participation in the liturgy!

Marcellin Campus Art Mural

This term, the Year 10 Visual Arts class worked on a collaborative mural project, aimed to brighten the wall next to the Marcellin Campus Canteen.

Each student was given a small piece of an image to enlarge in acrylic paint on board. The final picture depicts a koi fish pond; from the angle of looking down at the fish, evoking relaxation and serenity.

This has a distinctly Japanese feel which relates to our College’s connections to the Japanese language and culture and our strong relationship with Okayama Sozan High School.