Calrossy in Concert
Our Secondary students presented a showcase of dance, music and drama on Thursday (November 28) night at the William Cowper Campus.
The night featured more than 30 performances including soloists and ensembles, playing, singing and dancing to a diverse range of musical scores from Mozart and Vivaldi to Van Morrison, Lady Ga Ga and Daft Punk.
A highlight of the evening was the finale where the Secondary Boys sang, "It's a Long Way to the Top", with bagpipes played by Felix Peake and accompanied by the Calrossy Dance Troupe.
Principal, Mr David Smith, said "congratulations to our Music and Creative and Performing Arts Departments and Conrad Starr (Year 10 PDHPE) and the many staff who worked together to produce ‘Calrossy in Concert’."
"The evening was a lovely mix of Dance, Bands and Music Groups (singing and instrumental), individual performances in dance, drama monologues and music, concluding with a massed performance of boys singing."
Echoing those sentiments our Head of Secondary, Eliot Sanger, said " a highlight for me was seeing the Senior Boys stand to their feet and enthusiastically applaud Alistair Scott (Yr 7) for his piano performance and his choice of piece. This was an example of a moment of success that can be so powerful in the lives of our students, where peer recognition has the power to inspire, to affirm and grow students to shoot for the stars. There were many of these moments last night and I would like to add my thanks and praise of our wonderful staff for supporting and walking the journey with our students. These are the moments that remind me why I chose teaching. It’s a lot of hard work, blood sweat and tears, but the rewards are astronomic".