What an amazing night we had at this year’s Showcase on Saturday 12 August. We had over 700 friends and family filling the Auditorium! More than 250 boys performed in 18 of our major Music Groups, impressing the audience with their talent and energy bursting from each and every item.
It was a special Showcase celebration dedicated to everyone who has contributed to our School of Imagination – a celebration of past successes, a celebration of what our boys are currently achieving, and a celebration of future possibilities.
This was symbolised by our special guests, Sacred Heart College Old Boys, Mike Chunn, Dr Joe Harop and Jake O’Callaghan, joining our students on stage. Dr Joe Harrop took over conducting the Premier Concert Band for the night, while Jake O’Callaghan sung a Split Enz classic Stuff And Nonsense. He was accompanied by Mike Chunn on piano, our Sacred Heart College Choir and String players, backing vocalists Lawrence Foliaki and Champagnat Solomon-Mua, Damon Kane on drums and Kyron Manarangi-Brown on bass.
Three of our new initiatives were introduced at Showcase for the first time – the Sacred Heart College Orchestra, the Sacred Heart College Jazz Combo and the Sacred Heart College Premier Concert Band.
This year’s funds raised will go towards Project Piano – the new baby grand we are purchasing for our wonderful new theatre space.
A huge thank you to our big team of people who contributed to this year’s Showcase. A special thank you to our Friends of Music, who put a huge number of hours into making this event special by organising wonderful food and raffles, and by supporting the logistic and financial side of the event.
We are very proud of our students who played in this year’s music groups:
Marimba Band (director Helen Klaassen)
Jazz Combo (director Kathleen Tomacruz)
Jazz Band (director Rowan Uhe)
School Of Rock (director Rowan Uhe)
– Flint And Steel
– Black White And Brindle
Combined Junior and Senior Choir
– Year 7 Music Institute String Group (director Kirsten Strom)
– Year 8 & 9 Music Institute String Group (director Photon Lee)
– Year 7, 8 & 9 Music Institute String Group
– Year 7 Music Institute Concert Band (director Andrew Uren, guest conductor Fiona Ferens)
– Year 8 Music Institute Concert Band (director Lorna Wright)
– Year 9 Music Institute Concert Band (director Andrew Uren, guest conductor Fiona Ferens)
Flute Quartet (director Lorna Wright)
String Group (director David Snelling)
Orchestra (director Kirsten Strom)
Dunstan’s Band (director Nino Sloser)
Premier Concert Band (director Andrew Uren, guest conductor Dr Joe Harrop)
Old Boys Item with special guests Mike Chunn (piano) and Jacob O’Callaghan (vocal)