For the first time in the school’s history, Holmwood Public School will have students performing in this year’s Schools Spectacular in Sydney on November 24 and 25.
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Nine students will represent the school, singing in the combined primary concourse choir alongside students from Cowra Public School.
Holmwood Public School teacher, Mrs Amylee Knight said students have a few nerves ahead of their performances at Qudos Bank Arena.
“This is the first time ever, it's really massive for our kids,” she said.
“I think they are excited but nervous, I think they are excited about the Sydney trip and being able to be on the stage.
“But I think they are little bit nervous in case they forget the songs cause there are a lot of songs.”
In all, students have to perform more than 25 songs during their performances and Mrs Knight says there is a wide variety of music for the choir to learn.
“There’s Latin songs, I think a Tongan or Fijan song. They’ve got those Opera-based songs, some Beatles, a whole different collection of songs,” she said.
Mrs Knight said students found out earlier this year that they were successful in gaining a spot in Schools Spectacular and are keen for the event.
“We auditioned, and we had to send in a video and we found out maybe May that we had been successful ,” she said.
“I think they just wanted the experience, a few are quite good at it but I don’t know if they want to be singers.
“Hopefully some more will want to do it next year.”
Students will head down to Sydney on Tuesday, November 21 with students from both Cowra Public School and Mulyan Public School before commencing rehearsals on Wednesday, November 22.
“I’m excited, we’re pretty excited,” Mrs Knight said.
“All the other students seem excited and keen to be a part of it, if we can get in next year.”
Bookings for the four Schools Spectacular shows – matinees and evenings on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25 is through www.ticketek.com.au or by phoning 132849.
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