Gooseberry Hill Primary School Sydney Music Tour

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Past and present students from the Gooseberry Hill PS choir and orchestra have been selected to take part in the Australian International Music Festival in 2017, which will be held in Sydney.

Gooseberrry Hill is a small community located in the hills of Perth, approximatly 20km from the city centre.  Our school prides itself on its music program and children are encouraged to learn instruments from an early age.  We have a school orchestra and two choirs.

The Event

The Australian International Music Festival is one of the annual World Projects South Pacific events. With an average of 900 – 1,300 participants each year, groups from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA are involved which provides participants with musical and cultural experience.

This Music Festival is open to groups of all types but in particular Wind Bands, Orchestra, Choirs and Jazz Bands. As well as performing at the Sydney Opera House, participants will also perform at venues such as the City Recital Hall [affectionately known as Angel Place] and Darling Harbour.

Our talented musical group

*Peter Hind - Band Director and SIMS Music Teacher

*Tashana Tweddle - Orchestra Co-Directors and SIMS Music Teacher

*Lynda O'Reilly - Choir Leader and Music Teacher

*70 children aged between 10 and 16

The group rehearses several times a week, and take part in various events around Perth, including ABODA (where they recently recieved a mark of Outstanding in their nominated category), WA Government Schools Music Society performances and Stirkfest to name a few.