On Wednesday November 15th, the Atwell Area Band performed their annual tour over six schools, each performance lasting one hour in length! This band consists of students in years 6 and 7 from Atwell PS, Success PS, Harmony PS, Hammond Park PS, Jandakot PS, Aubin Grove PS and Atwell College.
The calibre of sound was at a very high standard and their ability to entertain a whole school was outstanding. We really are so lucky to have a Band Coordinator as talented as Betty Young leading this group. All sections of the band had a chance to show off their sound by having individual instrument performances, including the percussion students who normally learn the guitar!
They played songs the audience knew, as well as pieces the band performed for assessment earlier in the year. They really did step up to the mark this year in their sound and performance ability. It was great to have Tom Jones as the MC of the show, this made our students feel very comfortable.
A job well done to all the students involved.
Atwell Primary School Students involved:
Lucrezia Bonini – Clarinet
Aadi Warrier – Baritone
Alex Mills – Trombone
Issac Head – Trombone
Michelle Luo – Flute
Jade Regal -Flute
Emily Zhao – Flute
Ella Dawson- Flute
Jack Martin – Percussion
Scarlett Brimage -Percussion
Arrahbella Watts -Percussion
Matthew Able- Percussion
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon Atwell Area Band, we look forward to next year!
Mrs. Cook - Music Specialist
On Thursday November 2nd, the second annual Cockburn Choral Festival took place at Atwell Primary School’s Hall. Students from Atwell PS, Beeliar PS, Harmony PS, Jandakot PS, Hammond Park PS, Aubin Grove PS and Success PS all came and sang their hearts out! Each school had the chance to perform their own song and in between, sang four mass songs. Students were lucky to have two student accompanists this year from Atwell Primary School, Michelle Luo and Ella Dawson. They accompanied the students in all the mass songs, and did a fantastic job! It really does add a new element to the sound having live accompaniment. A massive thank you to those two.
Audience members were asked to donate a gold coin, with all proceeds going towards continuing this event in future years.
The host school this year was Success Primary School. They had two fantastic MC’s speaking with amazing confidence and without any mistakes! They also proved to be VERY adaptable! A big thank you to the students and their teacher Jenny Guant for preparing them! We had the special guest Mayor of Cockburn, Logan Howlett do a great speech and the count down to make our concert officially part of the “Music Count Us In” program for the year.
Our successful singing and count down for singing the 2017 Music Count Us In song “Shine Together” was videoed and will be submitted as an official entry!
It was a fantastic morning run and organised by the music teachers of these schools! Hard work that has paid off – until next year.