Bagpipes to strings, drums to anthems of praise – the breadth and depth of musical talent at The Armidale School featured in a special showcase at the TAS Hoskins Centre on 27 August.
From the opening numbers by the new TAS Pipes and Drums ensemble to the TAS Huge Band made up of young instrumentalists from Years 2-5 performing alongside senior students in the Big Band and Senior Jazz Combo, the TAS@Twilight concert did not disappoint. Other groups to take to the state were the TAS Singers, Junior Vocal Ensemble, Chapel Choir, TAS Camerata, The FanTAStics, and the school’s Big Band, Senior Jazz Combo and Guitar Band, who thrashed out some electric hits from decades past.
The grand finale was a mass combined vocal rendition of Paul Jarman’s The Long White Sails which included the audience.
Of particular mention were the performances by Year 12 HSXC Music students Robert Butcher, Calliden Hunter, Harry Williams and Harry Wright, who performed their pieces ahead of their practical examinations next week.
“Just as brave were the younger students from Junior School performing in the Junior Vocal Ensemble and The FanTAStics,” TAS Director of Music Ms Leanne Roobol said.
“Sometimes we forget how many students play or sing in ensembles at TAS and this was a reminder of the commitment, hard work and talent of students across all years.”
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