This year the annual Battle of the Bands House competition was bigger than ever before, with over 500 audience members dancing and shouting their approval of the 2016 bands that took to the stage on Friday 19 February. In celebration of Trinity's 35th anniversary year, we added an extra special alumni band featuring previous Trinity graduates who were excited to return to the stage and share their talents with us. The audience certainly responded with “they’ve still got it!” and all enjoyed a fabulous alumni performance featuring Brendan and Andrew Morris, Sean Dawson, Louis Mihaly, Chelsea Hartley, Josh Coutinho and Kimberley Wight. The teacher band once again rocked the house down and grooved the night away with hits including “Hoops” and “River Deep, Mountain High”. Special thanks to our staff band Mrs Moore-Carter, Miss Evans, Mr Grundy, Mr Breese, Mr Groves and a special appearance from previous Head of Primary School, Mr Jeff Minge.
The bands represented their Houses brilliantly once again and making it very tough for our panel of expert judges to pick a winner. One of our judges, Mr Derek Bartels, is the original Trinity staff member who started the Battle of the Bands competition 26 years ago! We were thrilled to have Derek return to the college to share some special memories revealing just how far Battle of the Bands has come since its humble beginnings. All three houses gave memorable, entertaining and highly polished performances. Mackenzie eventually took the title with 196 points, followed closely by Stephan in with 187.2 and Strohmeyer with a 183.5.
The points certainly reflect the outstanding performances given by everyone who participated and Trinity was very proud to once again stage an outstanding evening of entertainment that showcased the exceptional talent and dedication of the Trinity students.
Special thanks to the Heads of House and the Performing Arts team who worked together to ensure the night’s success. We thank the many members of the community who supported the event ensuring a fabulous audience for the evening.
We look forward to next year and may the best House win in 2017!
Ms Cherie Smith
Director of Arts, Prep to 12