The CYS Senior and YP Concert Band students travelled to Balaklava on Friday August 2 for the annual Balaklava Eisteddfod.

The Eisteddfod attracts hundred of choirs, vocal ensembles, concert bands, rock bands, community orchestras and soloists from across northern SA and metropolitan Adelaide and this is our school’s 16th year of involvement.

Senior Vocal Ensemble

The senior vocal group competed against 18 other choirs in the Vocal Ensemble Section which was hosted at the Balaklava Church of Christ.

With strong competition from much older groups we didn’t win a final’s place but the students were praised for their ‘excellent visual presentation, harmony and blending’.

Concert Band

The Concert Band was also up against older and larger bands in the Bands competition at the Balaklava Town Hall.

Again, we didn’t place but we did receive an official ‘Honourable Mention’ for our performances of ‘Fantasia’ and ‘Australian Medley’, with the adjudicator impressed with our ‘fine ensemble playing, beautiful trumpet sound and control.’

He also added that ‘you’re probably one of the largest community bands in SA’.
Thank you to all the choir and band students and adult players for a huge effort.

Thank you to staff and parents who transported personnel and equipment and a huge thank you to Mrs Schwartz for helping us create such wonderful music!