From the Music Department

From the Music Department

Ms Fiona Turner
Music Coordinator

On Friday August 4, the SAC Stage Band, Catch 22, Concert Band and Senior Rock Band had the amazing opportunity to travel north, and compete in the Balaklava Eisteddfod. This was the first time we have been able to attend since COVID-19, and what a great day it was!   As well as providing a great performance opportunity, it was terrific for our ensemble members to hear and encourage both each other and other schools from all around South Australia. 

Three of the ensembles who attended achieved awards in their divisions, with Catch 22 and Stage Band placing first and Concert Band placing second. Catch 22 were also announced as the Overall Choral Champions for the vocal divisions. Although our Senior Rock Band did not place this year, they gave a great live performance which included one of their originals, The Waves

The day was filled with lots of cheering, laughter and truly displayed the spirit of community and camaraderie of the SAC Music Department. Participating in ensembles like these have given us the opportunity to connect with students beyond our own year level, all whilst improving our musical abilities and having fun!

The second day of the Balaklava Eisteddfod’s saw further success for the SAC community with Old Scholar, Holly George (Class of 2021) placing first the Open Vocal Classical Section. Holly also won a vocal scholarship provided by the Adelaide Plains Male Vocal Choir and has recently participated in the Adelaide Eisteddfod, placing third in the Italian Art Song Prize and second in the English Art Song Prize. It is great to hear about the musical pursuits of our old scholars, and we congratulate Holly on her achievements.

We’d like to especially thank our ensemble directors and SAC Music staff: Ms Fiona Turner, Ms Stephanie Neale, Ms Nicole Wedding, and Ms Tennille Gibson for accompanying us on our journey!

Angelica 12SP, Rita 12SP & Rachael 12LZ