CANOBOLAS Rural Technology High School year 12 student Gemma Chapman is so excited to participate in this year’s Schools Spectacular she is coming back to school for practice and juggling practice with her exams.
The 12 students in the Canobolas choir range from year 7 to 12 and were given the music for the three-hour stage show in Sydney only weeks ago.
Gemma has spent every minute she is not studying, practising for the “once in a lifetime” experience.
About 3600 public school students from 400 schools will descend upon Sydney in the last week of November to put together the epic production they have spent hours practising for.
“It is a challenge but I want the opportunity to go to Sydney and meet new people and make new friends,” she said.
“Besides it’s just lots of fun.”
Canobolas High music teacher Lauren Aldrick sent in audition tapes to the organisers of the Department of Education and Communities Schools Spectacular and was exited when she got the go ahead but she might have underestimated the workload.
These 12 dedicated students will spend every Friday afternoon learning three hours of music.
On the other end of the spectrum, year 7 student Victoria Ruming signed up simply because she loves to sing.
“I don’t know how else to say it, it’s just fun,” Victoria said.
The group is travelling on a bus with Orange High School students in the last week of November.