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High School Musical 

Two basketball players shoot hoops as the audience enters the theatre. They’re American students from East High and part of the Wildcats team. They call up audience members to try their hand at basketball. The lights dim, the drumsticks strike and Olivia Beck, from high in the theatre calls out enthusiastically, 'C’mon Wildcats!' Students run down the aisles and gymnasts leap across the stage.Thus begins two hours of high energy, bursting enthusiasm and non-stop smiling. 

The season of High School Musical was one of joy, dancing and effervescence. The band, high up against a brightly lit star-cloth, rocked with rhythm and cool grooves.  Sophie Douglas, as Drama teacher Ms Darbus, interacted with the audience with dramatic monologues and expert advice to her vastly talented 'drama students' Sharpay (Amilia Bonano) and Ryan (George Goodman, St Andrews Cathedral College). Gabriella (Sophie Ma) and Troy (Will Rogut, St Andrews Cathedral College) brought spine-tingling moments with their ballads. A newly formed production crew led by Ruby Phillips and Lucy Yabsley, whisked props on and off stage with lightening speed. The sense of fun, enjoyment and unity were perfectly encapsulated in the final song, 'We’re all in this together'. It was a show to remember for its liveliness, exuberance and sheer celebration of what it is to be a young person on the brink of discovering identity.

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issue0817-performing-arts-2ANZAC Day March 2017

As is now becoming tradition the Pipe Band and Wind Ensemble joined forces to march in the Anzac Day Parade held in Sydney CBD early on Anzac Day. The combined ensemble totalled 92 students and 4 staff with many excited parents running alongside. This is a very special event that the combined ensemble feel privileged to be a part of and hope we can be involved with for many years to come. The girls sounded great and many reports have come in to praise the girls on how they looked and their high quality of marching, not to mention the ABC commentators getting very excited to see a marching glockenspiel. The combined PLC Sydney Pipes and Drums and Wind Ensemble are the only all female ensemble compromising Pipes, wind, brass and percussion.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

You can watch PLC Sydney in action via ABC iview (skip to the 2:20:00 mark).

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