On the 24th of May, St Martin Of Tours senior school concert band participated in the Boroondara Eisteddfod along with seven other schools. This annual musical event for concert bands was held at the Hawthorn Town Hall and commenced at 11:00.
Our concert band played two pieces, Forrest Gump and Bunyip Blues and performed them in front of all the other schools and the adjudicator/judge Mr. Stephen Carpenter after two other bands.
After all eight performances, the winners were announced by Mr. Carpenter and our band came 3rd!! Our prize was $50 and a certificate for each of us but the greatest reward was having the honor of coming a place at such a special event. We were all ecstatic and pleased with what we had achieved. I still recall the expressions of our band members when our name was called; it was an emotional and exciting moment.
Congratulations to all those who participated in this event and, on behalf of the band, I would like to say thank you to Danny and all those who helped our band put on such an incredible performance on the day!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!!!!
By Ruby 6cz
A week prior to this our Senior Recorder Ensemble also competed at the eisteddfod in the primary school small ensemble category. We were all amazed at the high standard of playing and our ensemble played their very best. The Hawthorn Town Hall is a beautiful old building and a lovely venue in which to perform.