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Family Fest, Fun for the Whole Family!

Family Fest Fun for the Family

The Bank of Queensland Twilight Family Fest was a wonderful success, clearly enjoyed by all those who attended the late afternoon event.

Families arrived with picnic rugs and folding chairs and it didn’t take long before the vast lawn of the Southern Courtyard was taken over by a mass of happy families.

Craig Martin and his Swing Band provided great entertainment with a repertoire that consisted of many well-known favourites. Three of our secondary students, Chenaya Astor, Chiara Gay and Molly Snaylam provided the very professional vocal backing to many of the numbers and Ryan Watson delighted the audience when he accompanied Craig Martin in a duet. It was a great opportunity for several of our secondary students to play alongside the Swing Band, Paul John on trombone, Xavier Bradford and Rowan Van Der Veen on trumpet and Kali Roche on Alto.

To the delight of onlookers two of the College choral groups had the opportunity to make their debut with a professional band. Dozens and dozens of yellow-clad members of our youngest Kinder Chorus appeared on stage to present their version of the Yellow Submarine, complete with rolling blue waves. Our eldest Ormiston College choral group, the Chamber Singers, gave a wonderful performance towards the end of the evening, which clearly demonstrated the maturity and quality of our older singers.

There was a continual buzz throughout the entire event with plenty to see and do: colourful market stalls for parents and various rides for the younger family members. A selection of festive foods to satisfy every palate, including a gourmet BBQ manned by the Headmaster and Executive staff plus fine wines sponsored and served by Sirromet.

We thank our major sponsor, the Bank of Queensland, in particular Brett Smith, Manager of the local Cleveland Branch who attended on the day and assisted the Headmaster in picking the winning numbers from the barrel of our mammoth raffle, the items of which were generously donated by our event sponsors.