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Orchestra Exchange from Firbank Grammar School and Brighton Grammar School from Melbourne, Australia 澳洲墨爾本Firbank Grammar School及Brighton Grammar School管弦樂團文化交流活動

posted Jul 10, 2018, 7:41 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 7:46 PM ]

An encore performance from Firbank Grammar School and Brighton Grammar School from Melbourne, who visited our school three years ago, was conducted on 29th March 2018. An orchestra comprising of 42 students and 5 staff members from the two schools visited our school again and performed a series of beautiful music pieces to our teaching staff and students.

It was a jovial afternoon for us when we gathered in the hall to listen to the captivating music performed by the orchestra. Our Principal, Mr. Kong, welcomed our guests and presented souvenirs to the teacher representatives before the performance started. The orchestra began with an uplifting piece ‘Star War’ to warm up the exuberant audience. After that, there was a series of enthralling music pieces performed. Some members performed solos while playing different musical instruments. The members of the orchestra not only introduced their schools and Australian culture to us, the conductor, Mr. Simon Marsden also taught us some colloquial phrases people use in Australia. Coincidentally, it was Mr. Marsden’s birthday that day, so the whole school sang a birthday song to him, making the occasion reach its climax. Finally, our student, James Yeung from 5B was invited to be the conductor for an orchestral piece, ‘Waltzing Matilda’. It brought a flush of excitement to the whole school. James was given a baton as an encouragement from Mr. Marsden.

The performance ended joyfully with a big round of applause given to the orchestra. The members and teachers of the orchestra stayed for refreshments after the performance while our students had a chance to converse with them and get to know more about their school life and culture. They have become friends after the gathering. Katie Tang from 3A demonstrated how to play a Chinese traditional musical instrument, dizi, to our guests and they were all amazed by her wonderful skills and the enchantment of the instrument. Our Australian guests were also impressed by the local snacks.

The whole programme was interactive and light-hearted yet educational. Our students have truly enjoyed it, and have been touched and inspired by the hard work and passion for music of the orchestra members. We are looking forward to having more cultural exchange programmes to be held in the future.

澳洲墨爾本Firbank Grammar School及Brighton Grammar School的管弦樂團團隊與趙中闊別三年,於二零一八年三月二十九日再次蒞臨本校與眾師生交流。是次表演樂團由42位學生及5名教師組成,於禮堂為眾師生演奏多首動人心弦的名曲,共度了一個歡愉的下午。表演開始前,江奕昌校長致送紀念品予樂團代表。樂團以曲目‘Star War’作序幕,及後演繹多首名曲,團員更作一系列的個人演奏及演唱,盡顯樂團內每位音樂驕子的才華。樂團代表在介紹其澳洲屬校和和當地文化的同時,指揮Mr. Simon Marsden更即席教授本校師生一些澳洲人慣用語,場面輕鬆有趣。當日適逢Mr. Marsden生辰,禮堂眾人獻唱生日歌,場面溫馨!樂團表演尾聲,5B班楊添樂同學獲邀擔任客席指揮,與樂團演奏一曲 ‘Waltzing Matilda’,把全場氣氛推至高潮!楊同學更獲贈指揮棒以作鼓勵。


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