The Galston Club hosted Dural Music Centre’s Student Showcase last Thursday night.
The annual event highlights the musical prowess of the centre’s music school students.
A wide variety of musical styles – including heavy metal, Disney, jazz, and classical – kept the audience on its toes and made sure the evening was full of a variety of music. Natural pre-show jitters quickly giving way to smiles and brilliant performances as the stage lights came up and the students expertly navigated their way through their solo, duo, and group pieces.
Some students were backed by a band consisting of teachers.
Yohan Ebadi Rad, 11, wowed the audience by channelling both Axl Rose and Slash during his guitar/vocal performance of Sweet Child of Mine.
He demonstrating why he won The Hills Council’s open mic event, and has been selected to perform as a featured soloist at this year’s Schools Spectacular.
Ruby French, 12, stunned the audience into silence during her performance of her own song, London, whose lyrics and well-crafted melody could have easily been mistaken for the work of a professional songwriter.
The event serves to further the work of the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Naga City, Philippines.
Each year, one of the centre’s teachers travels with their family to the Philippines to lend a hand to the orphanage which depends solely on donations.
While there, they purchase essential items to help care for the residents of the orphanage, as well as the sick, aged, and destitute.
The centre supported their charitable efforts by hosting a raffle, with proceeds going to helping those less children and adults in need.