On Wednesday the 14th and Thursday 15th of November our wonderful instrumental students were a part of the CCEN Area Band Tour that played at most of the schools in the district. Congratulations to our wonderful Atwell musicians that were involved; Talesha Burns, Alyssa Skelton, James Wu, Jessica Booth, Micah Lou. Our guitar students Josh Whale, Charlie Linn and Michael Ellis played guitar but also picked up the percussion parts, demonstrating their musical talent and versatility. Congratulations to Mrs Betty Young the conductor extraordinaire and all students involved.
On the 6th of September I went to hear the Atwell Band ably led by our brass teacher Betty Young at Churchlands Concert Hall, as part of the ABODA Band Festival held on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September. The band is made up of instrumental students from the CCEN network. The students played three pieces magnificently then one of the adjudicators workshopped the band.
We are so very lucky to have such dedicated and talented teachers working in our instrumental program. Our Atwell students were well represented and really worked brilliantly as part of the band.
Congratulations to all students for their hard work over the year and a big thank you to the parents and families who support them.
On Tuesday the 20th of March, fifty five, year 4, 5 and 6 students from our school choir performed at Government House at the Commonwealth Youth Harmony Day. The students sang two songs and delighted the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC with their talent. There were three other extraordinary items on the program, Penrhos String Orchestra, Hampton Senior High School Gifted and Talented Dance students and Scotch College Pipe Band, who will be playing at the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo.
Atwell Primary School Choir students made us all proud. They were focused, well behaved and coped so professionally with the venue and the situation. A great credit to all the hard work Mrs Cook has achieved with the choir over the years and a joy for me to work with.
Congratulations Atwell Choir, this is just the beginning of the year. Lots more “shimmy’s” to come!
Grateful thanks to all staff for their support.
Our Music Monitors for 2018 are: Fabien Leitulua, Dempsey Collins, Ava Maher, Charlotte Hywood, Rayden MacDonald.