I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
For the 34th year, the children, teachers and parents of the public schools of NSW have put on an outstanding show. A choir of 2300, 2700 dancers, an 80 piece symphony orchestra, a stage band, backing singers and a range of featured performers (all students) collaborated to create a masterpiece that delighted all the senses.
At times, there was so much going on that it was hard to know where to look, but after a while one lets themselves be carried along with the flow of music and colour. For over three hours, we were entertained by a diverse range of acts performed by students from all over NSW and from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. From kindergarten to Year 12, all shared a love of performance and an admirable level of commitment. Even during the 20-minute interval, a marching band was on hand to keep patrons amused.
The quality of the performances was outstanding as was that of the production. The lighting, costumes and special effects were outstanding and enhanced the experience. All genres of dance, drama, music and circus skills were showcased and specific performance groups highlighted.
One will be able to marvel at the talented students as Schools Spectacular 2017 is to be broadcast in a few weeks time and consideration may be given to attending the 35th annual Schools Spectacular in November 2018.