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Waverley College Music Festival 2017

Thursday 22nd June 2017

7.00 pm

The Music Festival will showcase the abundant talent of our students in vocal, brass, strings, elective music and ensemble performances.


Br R J Wallace Performing Arts Centre
Waverley College
131 Birrell Street
Waverley NSW 2024

Special Guest Artist: Paul Goodchild

Special guest at the Music Festival will be Paul Goodchild.   Paul will be performing on stage with the Band the Cliff Goodchild Concert Band.

Paul Goodchild studied trumpet in Sydney and Europe and was appointed a full-time member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at age 18, later becoming Associate Principal Trumpet. With the SSO, he has toured extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Asia, as well as Singapore, China and Korea with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He is Principal Trumpet of many of Sydney’s freelance orchestras and frequently performs with the Chamber Soloists of Sydney, Collegium Musicum at UNSW, Australia Ensemble, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has also been a soloist. Paul Goodchild is Musical Director of the Waverley Bondi Beach Band and Director of Sydney Brass, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected chamber music ensembles.


The Cliff Goodchild Concert Band

Waverley College Senior Concert Band has been renamed The Cliff Goodchild Concert Band in honour of Mr Cliff Goodchild OAM who gave over 45 years of service to Music at Waverley College.

Mr Cliff Goodchild performed with distinction as Principal Tuba with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for 40 years. During this time he did so much to promote brass pedagogy, forming and training numerous school and community bands. He was a past President of the Band Association of NSW and Secretary to the National Band Council of Australia, founder of Sydney Brass and was an Organiser of the NSW School Band Festival. Mr Cliff Goodchild was most active in promoting Australian music through organising commissions and conducting first performances of works by Australian composers.


Event Poster: Download

Parent Information Sheet for Performers on the Night: Download

Ticket Purchase

Tickets are available for purchase through Trybookings.

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Music Supporters Group

Hot food and beverages will be available for purchase from 5.45pm provided by the Music Supporters Group.