Mar 1 2013 – Carey Baptist College, Perth, WA

What a great last minute surprise it was to be asked to visit Carey Baptist College on our recent visit to Perth.

Music teacher, Scott Loveday, invited us to do a short lunchtime performance for the students while they had lunch on the lawn. It was a beautiful day and we were pleasantly surprised to be accompanied by such accomplished musicians as Scott with Matt Richards on sax and ex-student, Rohan Nelson. At the end of the concert, some of the younger students sat in on “Route 66” for an impromptu jam.

After the concert, John and I worked with the year 11 and 12 students who were working on their arrangements. There were some seriously good ideas in the room, and everyone was open to new ways to fine tune their projects. It was very inspiring to hear such great up and coming talent in the room.

Thank you for inviting us to your school for the afternoon. It was wonderful to hear so many accomplished players, particularly in jazz. It was also great to hear the young students coming up! We look forward to seeing this program develop even more in the coming years. Thanks also to Mark Wagenaar for the photos.

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