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Strong showing at the Cowra Eisteddfod

Congratulations to our ensembles!

The College congratulates its music ensembles for taking out a number of awards at last week鈥檚 Cowra Eisteddfod. 

Held annually in the Cowra Civic Centre, the Cowra Eisteddfod consists of a huge number of categories for instrumentalists, singers, actors, and dancers.

MacKillop sent ensembles to perform in the Instrumental and Vocal sections of the competition, and they were awarded a number of prizes:

1st Place:

  • MacKillop Orchestra 鈥 Open Instrumental Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble 鈥 High School Pop/Jazz Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir 鈥 School Vocal Choir

2nd Place:

  • Padua Concert Band 鈥 Secondary School Concert Band
  • Padua String Ensemble 鈥 Open Instrumental Ensemble

Highly Commended:

  • Padua Guitar Ensemble 鈥 Open Instrumental Ensemble
  • Junior Strings 鈥 Open Instrumental Ensemble
  • Junior Band 鈥 Secondary School Concert Band
  • Boys鈥 Quintet 鈥 School Vocal Choir

Year 12 student Jett Blyton also won several sections at the Eisteddfod, including the Open Music Theatre Championship and the Farleigh Vocal Solo Scholarship.

The College thanks the staff members and ensemble directors who prepared and accompanied the students: Henry South, Helena Maher, Chantelle Henderson, Christine Tung, Justin Buckingham, Sean Reardon, Wendy Janke, and Tim Walshe. 

Congratulations to all involved!

Cowra Stage

Published
21 May, 2024

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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: 鈥淲e are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.鈥

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