Thursday 2 June was a big day on the music department calendar. The Annual Geelong Region Combined Bands Day was hosted by St Joseph’s this year. Combining forces with Kardinia International College, Sacred Heart, Covenant College, Clonard College, Belmont High School, and St Ignatius College, with a total mass of around 160 students all armed with their musical instruments, the SJC gym came alive with music.

Under the expert baton of former SJC Director of Music, Ms Amy Wert, the students were guided through two concert band works that they had not played together before, to produce an incredible performance by the day's end. It was a wonderful celebration of the power of music and friendship and is a day which we all look forward to every year. Having Amy there to impart her musical wisdom to the students was really special and we music thank her school, Toorak College, for enabling Amy to come and work with us. Thank you to all the SJC intermediate band students who were involved in the day and especially to the music staff, who worked tirelessly to ensure the day ran smoothly.