Battle of the Bands and Lip sync

Music hit its strides this week within the Arts Festival, firstly with the Lip Sync Battle held in Compass Court during Wednesday lunch. Performances included Marcus Anstey, Tyson Jackson, Hassan Mourad and Mercurius Yousif. The winner, without a doubt, performing Whitney Houston’s ‘I wanna dance with somebody’ was Mercurius! The performance was a schooling in lip sync technique with all the Whitney dance moves included.

The follow-up was the evening performances at the Battle of the Bands. The Trinity audience was joined by Jy-Perry Banks and Zane Banks as the adjudicators for the evening. The Banks brothers are graduates of Newtown Performing Arts High School and have both attained post-graduate degrees for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Jy-Perry and Zane are both experienced session musicians for visiting overseas artists and also work within their own performing groups at regular gigs around Sydney.

Hosts for the evening were Tyson Jackson and David Gabriel who made a great comic duo introducing the performers – they were ‘Hectic’. The adjudicators made mention of some outstanding individual performers. These included: Ben Stevens on Guitar, Eric Tsai on Guitar, Toby Giles on Kit, and Phillip Manuli. The Banks brothers stated that they thoroughly enjoyed the whole event and commented on the level of energy on stage and the professional standard of the performances. The Roadies’ prize went to Salmon Skifflers performing Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix; the Rising Star award went to Average Anomaly performing Greenday’s Holiday; and the winners were Slowburn performing Anastasia by Slash.

The final performance came from the staff band who performed Conga by Gloria Estefan, which erupted into an audience Covid-Safe Conga!

My thanks to all the boys who got involved with this event; the sound, lighting and stage crews; the music staff, particularly Mr Dimitrievsky for his co-ordination of the event.

Dr Michael McGregor | Director of Co-Curricular Music (PreK-12)

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