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Leading a Student Ensemble

Monday, October 21, 2019

For Showcase this year, I decided to create a student ensemble to audition with a piece. The ensemble consisted of students from Years 10 - 12 who played a range of instruments including the piano, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, drums and guitar. As an instrumental group, I put together an arrangement of David Bowie’s classic hit Let’s Dance, featuring an added saxophone solo from Travis Hossack and the vocal line played by Jeremy Talbot on the clarinet. We successfully made it into Showcase and performed this piece on two nights, which was really enjoyable. I had a great time playing the guitar with the ensemble, and it was so awesome to see everyone’s dedication to rehearsals and practicing pay off! Thank you to everyone (Ally Gum, Ella Crossland, Ella Dallimore, Emily Adams, Jeremy Talbot, Lachlan Daniels and Travis Hossack) for making this ensemble a success!

Georgia Dallimore
Year 12 IB Student