Music and Awards Evening

Our annual Music and Awards Evening was held last Thursday with 60 Melton and Cobblebank students showcasing their talents to a large and appreciative audience in the Performing Arts Centre.

Students involved in our classroom and extracurricular music programs had the opportunity to perform at the event, our first as St Francis Catholic College.

Many students made their stage debut on the night, exuding confidence and performing exceptionally well.

The St Francis Congolese Dance Group opened the evening, which included performances by our Vocal and Guitar ensembles, Pasifika Dance Groups, instrumental lesson soloists and classroom music bands.

All students were then invited back on stage for the awards ceremony that recognised musical excellence and improvement throughout the year. Ensemble Spirit Awards were also presented to one student from each group.

The awards acknowledge the hard work and achievements our dedicated students have displayed throughout the year. They also give students something to strive towards in future years.

2023 Music Awards

Year 10 Music Performance ExcellenceJordan Nidras
Instrumental Piano ExcellenceSkylar Zhu
Instrumental Guitar ExcellenceJames Bill
Instrumental Drums ExcellenceEshaan Yadav
Instrumental Voice ExcellenceNadine Pardinas
Instrumental Flute ExcellenceIsabella Sestoso
Year 10 Music Performance Most ImprovedKaiden Vanguardia
Year 9 Music Performance Most ImprovedHannah Sabu
Year 7 Music Most Improved – Melton CampusPhoenix Boon
Year 7 Music Most Improved – Cobblebank CampusRuby Williams
Instrumental Piano Most ImprovedConnor Filonenko
Instrumental Guitar Most ImprovedLeila Eckardt
Instrumental Drums Most ImprovedMaddy Bedford
Instrumental Voice Most ImprovedIllyana Baraci
Instrumental Flute Most ImprovedViolet Marshall
Pasifika Team Spirit AwardRosenna Fano
Congolese Team Spirit AwardJanet Chakubuta
Vocal Ensemble Spirit AwardJordan Nidras
Guitar Ensemble Spirit AwardJames Bill

Below are student reflections on the evening:

“The Pasifika Dance Group entertained families, students and staff at the annual music and awards evening. Leading up to the night I was extremely nervous. We had new members who had never danced in front of an audience but with encouragement from the whole aiga (family) the performance went off without a hitch. The audience loved the dance and I was very proud of Texas, Viliami, Sione, Tuiasi, Tiala and Roselyn. We look forward to more opportunities to showcase our Pasifika culture.”

Fa'afetai lava Rosenna, Year 10

“The night was spectacular. The showcase of all the musical talent was an amazing way to show appreciation for music. The opportunity to perform at music night is very special to me and will always be remembered.” Alannah - Year 9

Thank you to everyone who attended and all those who continue to support the College music program.
Amy Bandeira

Ensemble Coordinator

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