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The Festival of Bands

Guest performer, the world-renowned jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, Andrew Firth

Guest performer, the world-renowned jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, Andrew Firth

On Friday 28 October, the Festival of Bands took place in the Performing Arts Centre Theatre. The concert featured the Waterford Beginning Band, the Waterford Concert Band, the College Jazz Band and the College Concert Band. Our guest performer, the world-renowned jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, Andrew Firth, inspired our students in workshops held during the day. Then Andy enchanted our audience with his wonderful playing with guest trio Cameron Reid, Steven Barry and Michael Walder along with performances with the Jazz and Concert Bands in the evening.

Congratulations to all students involved; in particular our senior musicians Sam Walsh, flute, Tyler von der Heyden, clarinet, Eric Cordato, trumpet, Alex Vardanega, horn, Riley Addison, saxophone, Joe Nardo, euphonium and Liam Wilson, tuba, the old boys Lucas Polivis and Jamie McCarthy, the tutors NickYavtsev, Susannah Pinter, Michael Connors, Alexandra Auchère, Debbie English and Crispin Arnall the current HSC students of Waverley and St Clare’s Andreas Corcoran, Beatrice Townsend-Medlock and Eleanor Finch, our Head of Bands Mr Dan Williams, Jazz Band Conductor Ms Jenna Cave, our wonderful Music Supporters Club, the MC’s Angus Mullins and Zachary Straker, our stage crew Peter Truong, Ryan Bakels, Saem Goffe, and Leo Bosi.