Armidale Tour


Wednesday 8th June

Instrumental music students in the drumline, marching and concert bands, and woodwind, saxophone, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and string ensembles travelled to chilly Armidale in New South Wales to compete in the Armidale Eisteddfod at the O'Connor Catholic College.

The Instrumental Music Department had another successful Eisteddfod achieving the following results:

​Marching Band

​1st Place

Concert Band​

​2nd Place


​3rd Place

​Frettz Guitars

​3rd Place

​Amore Guitars

​Highly Commended

Woodwind Ensemble​

​Highly Commended

Saxophone Ensemble​

​Highly Commended

String Ensemble​

​Highly Commended

Participating in these competitions provides an invaluable opportunity for conductors to work with students to develop an appreciation of difficult pieces, hone performance skills, establish group coherence and prepare for the year's repertoire.

Outside of the competition, students explored the exclusive Music Department of the New England University; as well as an historical tour of the Armidale area.