Drum Line shines in concert week
August 23, 2010
The NC Drum Line was awarded first place in the Australian Percussion Competition on the weekend to successfully begin a week in which music will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Nudgee College.
Music teacher and NC Drum Line Director Mr Adam Manning reports on the team’s success in the national competition.
On Sunday the NC Drum Line competed in the Open section of the Australian Percussion Competition which was held in Brisbane for the first time. The boys gave an outstanding performance and were successful in being awarded first place - a tremendous achievement for the group.
The College now has not only championship cross country, rugby and swimming sides, but also a national champion Drum Line to support home games! The boys also won for the College a $1000 marching snare drum which will allow us to expand the group.
This is a massive achievement for the boys and I hope that this is the start of more things to come in the future.
Schools from Sydney and Queensland competed in the competition. Amazingly the adjudicator only singled out one student when presenting the awards – Year 7 student Ben Rada Martin, our youngest member.
One other point worth noting was that we were the smallest Drum Line on the day, with some other groups being double our size, but amazingly we matched these groups in volume.
Overall it was a great achievement and we look forward to continuing this success in the year to come.
The NC Drum Line’s win couldn’t have been timelier with the College’s Music Department holding its annual Gala Concert this Wednesday (25 August).
The concert will commence at 7.30pm in the newly refurbished Tierney Auditorium and will feature College Rock Bands, Stage Band, the debut performance of NC Voices, the Brass Ensemble, and the award winning NC Drum Line.
Admission is free and refreshments will be available at Interval.
All members of the Nudgee College community are warmly invited to attend and support the College’s Music students.