The Concert Band completed it’s Yorke Peninsula tour season last week with performances at Minlaton District School and Yorketown Area School on Wednesday November 17.
Our concert at Minlaton started with our Arabian themed songs ‘Friend Like Me’ and “Whole New World’ with strong singing from our vocalists. The YAS & MDS students performed a small ensemble version of Jurassic Park. Next up was our big medley of songs from Mary Poppins, which proved an audience favourite. Closing the show we played ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ then invited two guest conductors to help out with the finale, ‘Shrek’. In between the songs groups of students performed short solos demonstrating their instruments.
At Yorketown Conductor Debbie Schwartz handed out special chocolate awards for students’ rehearsal attendance then performed the concert again. Both Yorketown and Minlaton impressed us with their attentive student audiences and enthusiasm and we look forward to returning in 2022.
To round off a year of after school rehearsals the band had lunch together at the Dalyrmple Hotel at Stansbury.
A big thank you to our IM Hub School (Kadina) for supporting the tour by covering the cost of the bus. Thanks also go to Minlaton and Yorketown schools for hosting us and providing equipment and to our community members who travelled and performed with us.