A Buzz at the lunchtime concerts

As our current students attend the Live @ Lunch concerts throughout May and June they are exposed to a variety of music styles, instruments

A Buzz at the lunchtime concerts

Term 2, 2021 What a blessing the Riverina Conservatorium of Music is to our region. Our city is awash with talented musicians with hearts to share their craft with the youth in our College. The connection the College has with the local Conservatorium has allowed a growth in the music culture of the College and impacted student's lives beyond their school years. As our current students attend the Live @ Lunch concerts throughout May and June they are exposed to a variety of music styles, instruments and musicians many of whom are past students of the College, now pursuing music professionally. Here is a report from Year 10 students Rosa and Olivia after enjoying hearing Hannah-Grace and the Low Flyers, a jazz band featuring two past students, Hannah-Grace Spreitzer (Class of 2016, topped Music 1 in her HSC, youngest music teacher at the Conservatorium and has just released her first single) and Liam Perry (Class of 2019, bass player extraordinaire for up to five local bands): "Today's lunchtime concert featuring Hannah-Grace and the Low Flyers, was a cool, laid back jazz experience. Their renditions of popular songs had everybody applauding and their classic jazz pieces had everyone singing along. When asked some students were almost speechless, 'Wow. Just wow'." Aryton, in Year 8 who is enjoying learning some bass was impressed with Liam's ability: "The bass guitar was impressive. They re-modelled modern and old-gold songs, It was nice." While another Year 8 student, Abigail, has a bent for singing, "I loved the incredible vocalist Hannah-Grace, she has a fantastic and unique talent." The week prior, Tuesday lunchtime saw the students sitting quietly in St John's Anglican Church enjoying listening to the violin and piano. For Tristan in Year 8, listening to the Brahms Sonata No 2 was the highlight of the concert. "For me listening to such beautiful music was a great motivation to learn or keep learning an instrument." For Abigail in Year 8 the concert demonstrated what can be achieved when musicians are gifted and dedicated, willing to put the effort in to practice hard. "The pianist was incredible."