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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.
Last weekend, the Wenona community went off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. He was definitely ‘a whiz of a whiz’, as were the cast, crew and musicians!
On Tuesday evening, it was all about the Bard, with Year 11 Drama students performing scenes from two of his most compelling plays.
From the carefully crafted world of William Shakespeare to the unplanned and unscripted world of Theatresports, it’s been a ‘drama-filled’ week at Wenona.