You are here:
10 Feb 2016
Wenona hosted two incredible Australian music legends this week, welcoming both Mr Paul Goodchild (Associate Principal Trumpet player for the SSO) and Mr Alan Holley (Australian composer, performer and teacher).
Two workshops were run in the Independent Theatre, one for our brass players and the other for our composition students. Congratulations to Adelaide Robertson (Year 8 trumpet), Anna Riley (Year 7 trumpet) and Sophie Potter (Year 7 euphonium) who were chosen to play for Mr Goodchild as part of the masterclass. These girls were given the opportunity to perform and learn from the wealth of experience that Mr Goodchild brings from his extensive career. The composition students worked with Mr Holley who was able to develop Tilly Webb’s (Year 12 Music Extension student) HSC composition ideas and give an insight into the composition process.
Award-winning writer, Lachlan Philpott has been working with Year 9 students to devise an original script for a play, which will Wenona will perform in Term 4!
Last week’s Year 9 Drama Showcase of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth at the Independent Theatre was a riot of ricocheting relationships and murderous toil and trouble.
Year 10 Drama students have had great fun honing their movement skills, drawing on some of the techniques Head of Drama, Ms Crittle acquired overseas as part of her Wenona Teaching Fellowship.