2023 has been an incredibly busy performance year for the Music Centre with over 60 performances and workshops, from school promotion to community events and state and national competitions. We have had performances for all our year level and co-curricular ensembles and introduced many new performance opportunities for families to see their children perform. We have performed from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln, as well as in Victoria. It has been a huge year for all the staff and students, and I am immensely proud of all we have achieved. Thanks to music staff Terry Bickley, Ben Fuller, Jakub Tengdahl, Kerrie Polkinghorne, Celeste Wong and Ed Kriek as well as music secretary Sandra McEvoy. I would like to commend all students and staff for their rehearsal and performance commitment in 2023 and look forward to an even greater 2024.

Highlights of 2023 include:

  • Lunar New Year Performance -Woodville Strings
  • Retirement Ceremony at the Convention centre -Senior Choir
  • Generations in Jazz -Stage Band, Big Band, Senior Choir and Jazz Combo
  • Vocal Night -all year level and co-curricular choirs plus soloists
  • Governor’s Multicultural Awards -Saxophone Quintet
  • Adelaide Wind Band Festival -Wind Ensemble
  • Tuesday on Flinders -Year 12 soloists, Choirs, Chamber Ensembles and Year 11 soloists
  • Arts Spectacular -Wind Ensemble, Chamber Strings, Polyfonics, Senior Choir
  • Balaklava Eistedfodd -Brass Ensemble, Polyfonics, Chamber Strings and Boy’s Chamber Choir
  • South Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival -Woodville Strings, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Stage Band
  • Victorian Schools Music Festival -Wind Ensemble
  • Sky Full of Stars video -collaboration with music and dance
  • Festival of Music -Stage Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo, Senior Choir, Sax Quintet
  • Strings Tour to Port Lincoln -Woodville Strings and Prelude Strings
  • Jazz Cabaret -Big Bandits, Big Band, Senior Choir, Jazz Combo, Stage Band
  • OzAsia Lucky Dumpling Market -Jazz Combo, Chamber Strings, Stage Band
  • Polish Harvest Festival -Big Band
  • Halloween Concert -Concert Band
  • · Female Composer Concert -Wind Ensemble, Woodville Strings,Big Band, Stage Band
  • · Cry Me a River video recording -Stage Band, Adam E and Chamber Strings
  • · Year 12 Graduation Ceremony -Sax Quintet, Chamber Strings, Wind Ensemble, Senior Choir and Wind Ensemble
  • · Christmas Choir performances at K-Mart Wishing Tree, Port Adelaide Mall, West Lakes and Adelaide Arcade

Please see the gallery below of our highlights from 2023:

If you would like to know more about the music courses at Our Woodville please contact the music secretary on 8445 6442 or email dl.0801.music@schools.sa.edu.au for an audition application and information brochure.