Performing Arts

Term 2 has kicked off strong in Performing Arts, with our vocal and instrumental students representing the College at the Templestowe ANZAC Day Service before the official start of term on Tuesday. The students are commended on the grace and professionalism with which they contributed to this important community event. On Sunday, May 1 we held our inaugural Ensemble Bootcamp Day which saw a number of our ensembles attend intensive rehearsals to kick start their learning for the new term ahead. Our Music Ensembles Captain David Dunlop shares his reflections below:

Last weekend we had our ensembles bootcamp and it was amazing to see the number of students from Years 7-12 eager to rehearse with their ensembles and get involved in music at Whitefriars. It was a great day for everyone involved and we hope to see many more students join the Whitefriars music family as the year goes on!

With a busy term ahead, our next event is the VCE Theatre Studies Production The Woman in Black on Wednesday May 11 at 7pm. A dark, spooky ghost story, produced and staged by students, this production promises to be a spine-chilling experience. Seeing the folios of some of the students really emphasises the level of dedication and sophistication they are bringing to this production. While tickets are free, they must be booked through the link attached.

Further ahead in the term we have our Performing Arts Semester Showcase – keep your eyes peeled for details coming soon. We are looking forward to hearing all the workshopped and meticulously crafted works from the ensembles bootcamp in their completion at the showcase. It’s wonderful to be back for another term and we look forward to seeing you all at an event or two this term!


Matthew Frampton

Learning Leader – Performing Arts