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      College Musical

      Every two years Marist Sisters' College produces a Musical, with neighbouring boys' schools. More recent productions include Annie (2008), Oklahoma! (2006) and Bye Bye Birdie (2004). In addition to our own College Musicals, our girls are also invited to perform in lead roles and as chorus members in the College Musicals at St Ignatius'
      College Riverview and St Joseph's College Hunters Hill. Girls have enjoyed performing in musicals such as Crazy for You (Riverview 2009 and SJC 2008), The Best of Broadway (SJC 2009), Les Miserables (Riverview) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Riverview 2006 and SJC 2005).

       

      Performing Arts Festival

      Every alternate year to the College Musical, students studying Music, Drama and Dance are invited to perform in the MSCW Performing Arts Festival. This festival takes place over two evenings, and includes massed Year 7 and 8 choir items, as well as class and solo music performances, playbuilt pieces from our drama classes, and dazzling choreography by our elective and senior dance classes! In addition to the class items, all students who participate in the College's extensive range of extra-curricular performing arts ensembles also perform. These include our Junior Dance Ensembles (Year 7 and 8), Senior and Junior Jazz Bands, Chamber Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Schola Choir and Rock Bands.

       

      Junior Dance Ensembles

      We have two Junior Dance Ensembles, one for Year 7 and one for Year 8. These ensembles were created to nurture the extensive talent MSCW has in the area of dance. Each ensemble consists of approximately 20 girls, and entry is by audition only. The girls are given expert tuition by our Dance teachers, covering technique, and safe dance practice, in the context of various dance styles, such as contemporary, jazz, classical, Bollywood, hip-hop and latin.

       

      Senior Jazz Band

      The Senior Jazz Band has been developed and nurted over the past 6 years. It consists of more advanced players on instruments such as piano, drums, guitar, bass, saxophones and clarinets. The Senior Jazz Band has completed in many festivals such as the Yamaha Band Festival, receiving numerous awards.

      Junior Jazz Band: The Junior Jazz Band is for younger players and prepares the girls for entry into the Senior Jazz Band. Instruments include piano, drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, clarinet and flute.

       

      Chamber Ensemble

      The Chamber Ensemble caters for our string and wind players who enjoy playing arange of pieces from Classical to elegant arrangements of Musical Theatre and more popular tunes. Current instruments include violins, viola, cello, piano, clarinet and flute.

       

      Percussion Ensemble

      Now in its 5th year, the Percussion ensemble play a wide range of musical styles. Students experiment with various percussion instruments, as well as music technology to produce inspiring and engaging performances!

       

      Rock Bands

      Girls enjoy playing in smaller rock bands that appeal to their own sense of style. We currently have three rock bands, and girls enjoy performing at local festivals and events.

       

      Schola Choir

      Girls interested in singing enjoy performing in the Schola choir.  The ensemble currently consists of approximately 20 girls, and membership is by audition only.Girls learn a variety of pieces from popular to classical and musical theatre. This group culminates members from previous ensembles such as the esteemed Chamber Choir, Vocal Group and Chapel Choir, who over the years have performed internationally and locally in Eisteddfods, Festivals, Showcases and Official CEO and College functions. The Schola choir is the official College Choir who, in addition to performing secular music, also sing at College masses. Entry is by audition only.

       

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