Full dose of music

Abigail Grace 156137

There has been a lot going on at the Bellarine Secondary College Music department this semester.
The Year 11 VET Music students were visited by Ilan Kidron from the Potbellez and producer JP Fung (Cold Chisel, Birds of Tokyo).
A total of 16 students worked for two days to write and record four songs. They can be listened to at: soundcloud.com/user-745901591.
More than 100 students attended a music industry day which was represented by six schools across the region.
The students participated in various workshops including songwriting, industry speed dating and performance.
They networked and performed for people from every facet of the music industry.
From songwriters to copyrighters, festival directors to roadies, everyone was represented.
The day concluded with the final of the APRA Songmakers songwriting competition, won by Mabel Windred-Wornes.
The Grove Pavilion hosted the Year12 VET class for their first performance of the year.
It was an action-packed day where all 20 students performed for over four hours to a full house.
There will be more performances next term at other local venues. Keep your ear to the ground.
The term saw many other performances from students at local events such as the Queenscliff Sidewalk Sale and the Portarlington Music Cafe.
Many more events are planned for next term, including fund-raising events at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop to help next year’s senior class participate in a music immersion program in Los Angeles.