Our annual Battle of the Bands Inter-House competition was staged on Friday 17 February in the Robert Hoff Community Hall to a record audience of 450 people! These bands are organised and put together by the students themselves, facilitated by the Heads of House. This event has grown increasingly popular each year and the energy and mood in the room was nothing short of electric as the 3 house bands battled it out on stage for the 2017 Battle of the Bands title.
The night saw three very contrasting bands, each with their own flavour and style, perform 3 entertaining and highly polished performances with a wonderful selection of repertoire, beautiful vocal and dance pieces, and outstanding instrumental performances. The performances of all three bands on the night were charged with passion and energy and captivated the audience’s attention. All performers should be extremely proud of the show they put together, driven entirely by the students from the three houses. After a night of great entertainment, Stephan house was crowned the 2017 Battle of the Band winners!
Special mention also goes to the following students for their outstanding success in being awarded:
Best vocalist:Tayla Hopkins
Best guitarist:Maxwell Way
Best bass player:Ken Carter
Best drummer:Mason Bower
Best keyboard player: Jake Goodall
Best instrumentalist:Chelsea Park
SONG & DANCE
Best singer:Harmony Heathcote
Best dancer:Zoe Evans
Judges Choice award: Cassandra Duncan
The audience was also treated to a performance by our staff band who rocked out an awesome set whilst the judges were deliberating. Special thanks to Jocelyn Moore-Carter, Katrina Evans, Jeff Minge, Gerard Grundy, Jason Breese and Ken Carter (who filled in for the night) for pulling this together.
Congratulations to past students Sophie Kleinschmidt and Sean Smith, our MCs for the evening and to all staff who made the evening possible, including our wonderful Heads of House and the Performing Arts department. The night was a true celebration of school spirit and community, and we look forward to upholding this great tradition in 2018.