Term 3, Issue No. 1 - 5 August 2022

Music News

Music department making noise in Term 3

By Lauren Vilanova and Nicole Moxham

Big musical events on the horizon

As we set our sights to the second half of the year, the Music Department is gearing up for a busy season of performances and events.  

Converge Music Showcase

We welcome families and friends to our annual music showcase: CONVERGE, an entertaining night of music and song that celebrates the hard work and talent of our students.

Featuring students from Year 2 to Year 12, CONVERGE showcases the diversity of our music department, bringing together different bands, choirs and soloists from across the College to perform a variety of musical genres. The performance is conducted in a cabaret style, with pre-purchased platters available and two cash bars. Friends of the Arts will also being running a raffle on the night with fantastic prizes on offer.

Tickets are limited, so book early!

We hope to see many of you in attendance for what is always a great night. 

CONVERGE Music Showcase
Thursday 1 September. 7pm

Arkaba Hotel
All tickets $15
Book here

Catholic Schools Music Festival

Mercedes College has been involved with the Catholic Schools Music Festival for a number of years and, like CONVERGE, this is a highly anticipated event on our calendar. This event takes place of four nights at the end of Term 3 on the beautiful stage of the Festival Theatre. Performers audition to participate and we are thrilled to feature students on two of these nights.

Our Festival Choir, comprised of Year 5 and 6 students, will perform as part of the Primary Schools Choir on Tuesday 27 September. On the same evening, our immensly talented Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join them as a support act. On the Monday prior, Year 12 student Katarina Samaras will perform as a piano soloist. 

Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and successful auditions. Tickets for this event will be open to the public later this Term.

Well deserved recognition

We are delighted to share that piano teacher Mrs Sue Peters has been awarded the Don Burrows Award for Recognition of Long Service for Music Tutors in Independent Schools. This award, bestowed by the Association of Heads of Music in Non Government Schools, recognises Sue’s extraordinary contribution to piano teaching over forty years, with particular acknowledgement of her “consistent, passionate and far-reaching influence on generations of musicians”.

Sue has taught piano at Mercedes College for 15 years and we're sure that our colleagues, College families, and over 200 instrumental students, would agree that this award is well-deserved. Congratulations Sue!

Lauren Vilanova
CEA Music Coordinator R-12


Nicole Moxham
Instrumental Music Programme Coordinator R-12