Creative Arts Department
Term 2 is a very busy term for students in the Creative Arts here at Wynnum SHS.
Sixteen of Wynnum’s creative drama students have been working with directors and actors from Post Luminous Productions, a Brisbane based Theatre Company to create an original theatre work. Students are rehearsing Monday and Wednesday afternoons after school this term. The students will be presenting their original work at Metro Arts Theatre in Brisbane city from 22nd - 25th June.
This is an exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their own work on a real stage in front of a full audience of industry professionals, friends and family. Thanks to Queensland Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony and their conductor Mr Warwick Potter who have recorded the School Song “40 Years On” for the school. This is a wonderful gift that the Queensland Youth Orchestra has given the school and we are very grateful.
MUSICIAN in the SPOTLIGHT
At the end of April Tamia Wade did a very brave thing and auditioned for the X-Factor.
She was successful in getting through the first round and will know in a couple of weeks if she has made it through the second round. Congratulations Tamia – good luck!
Over the past month students in the Concert Band and Big Band performed at two
community events: Mother’s Day in the Park and Rotary Fair. Both bands played
exceptionally well and the audience appreciated all the hard work that had obviously gone into the performance. Congratulations to all band members and Mrs Anderson.
The Symphonic Band has been invited to perform at the opening of the new Wynnum Library on Saturday 28 May. It is a great compliment to the ensemble and their conductor Mr John Cosic to be asked to perform at such a local prestigious event.
Variety Night this year is on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May in the Star Theatre.
This is a delightful night of entertainment for the whole family where students get to present pieces they have prepared including music, drama and dance performances.
Tickets are $5 each with a family ticket of $15 for a family of 4. Tickets can be purchased from Student Services. No tickets will be sold on the night.
On Saturday 11 June, the IMPS Committee will be hosting a Bush Dance in the Imperial Playhouse as a fund raiser for the Instrumental Music Program. It is a great night of dancing, bush tucker and live music performed by the Burning Bush Band. Tickets are $10 for a single ticket or a family rate of $35 for a family of 4 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the tuckshop.
Years 10, 11 and 12 students attended the senior schools concert presented by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 11 May. This is a great opportunity for students to experience an 80 piece symphonic orchestra playing a classical repertoire.
The students had a great time – for some it was their first experience hearing and seeing a live orchestral performance and they were amazed at the musicianship and expertise of every single player in the orchestra.
This semester parents, friends and families are invited to view the wonderful work that has been developed over the semester by Creative Arts students. Senior Showcase is on Thursday 9 June. Years 10, 11 and 12 Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Art students will present performances and displays for the school community in the Star
Junior Showcase is on Wednesday 15 June. Years 7, 8 and 9 Music, Drama, Dance and
Technology students will present performances and displays for the school community in the Star Theatre. Both these showcases are free events and everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate the enormous talent we have here at Wynnum.
Visual Arts students will have the opportunity to participate in a photographic workshop presented by Moran Photographics. After the full day workshop students will submit their photo with the top 5 entries being selected as part of Moran’s photographic competition for school students. We look forward to displaying the entries in the next Wynnum Wire.