On Saturday night the Highland Jazz Night showcased outstanding music from our Musical Ensembles, Pipes and Drums and individual performances from a range of students.
The quality of musicianship was incredible and the participation rate extremely high. The highlights for me were the excellence of Felicity Walker showcasing her HSC Extension Two pieces, the Barber Shop Quartet (Peter Deacon 12, Jonty Boshier 12, Sean Grabham 10 and Ben McGrath 10), the Voice Solos of Peter Deacon 12, Shilo McCurley 11, Anna McHugh 11, Sean Grabham 10, Ben McGrath 10 and Mia Wallace 7 and the outstanding performances of the Pipes and Drums and Music Ensembles. This really is one of the absolute highlights on the school calendar and this was particularly evident this year with a very big audience.
I especially wish to thank the Year 12 students for their contribution to Music during their time at The Scots School as was acknowledged on Saturday night. I also wish to thank Mrs Denise Garland, Mr Gil Mackenzie and Miss Alex Dunkley for all their work in developing Music and the performing arts at Scots. A great deal of thanks must also go to Mrs Liz Lennon and Mrs Lynda Ireland and the Friends of Pipes and Drums for all their preparation and setting up for the night.