The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Music Tour & Fairbridge Festival Fun

In the April holidays musicians from the Scotch College Middle School participated in the Middle School Music Tour. Members of the Scotch Youth Voices, the Scotch Rock Band and the Scotch Youth Chamber Group were involved in rehearsals and performances over a two-day period under the baton of Ms Jennifer Sullivan. For many of the boys this was their first music tour and their first performance in a professional music setting. The boys performed traditional Irish folk tunes, surf rock songs, wild-west violin solos, and songs from Leonard Cohen and The Kinks. The focus of this tour was to encourage boys to be innovative (try something new), improve their musical skills and explore their creative potential.

On Saturday 22 April the boys performed at the Fairbridge Festival on the Mandja stage. This festival is a critically acclaimed event and a major feature of the WA cultural calendar with many well-known national and international acts making it a part of their touring schedule. The boys gave a wonderful performance and their talents were well received by a very enthusiastic audience. After their set was over the boys had the opportunity to explore the festival and experience the diverse range of sounds and sights that the festival has to offer.

Ms Jennifer Sullivan
Middle School Music