The Music Festival is an annual tradition which began in 1968. The festival is a Performing Arts competition where the four Houses each produce singing, dancing, instrumental and musical entertainment items. Most of the House items are prepared by the students themselves with senior students teaching younger students how to sing, dance and perform on stage.
The first Inter-House Music Festival was held on August 21st, 1968, and it was held in the Wattle Theatre which is behind the KWR Bakery – because the school did not have a hall at that time. Each of the four Houses provided four acts: an instrumental solo, a folk group, a vocal solo and a House Choir.
Over the years the format of the festival has changed significantly as the school grew and the performing arts program expanded. Over the 50 years the most popular and repeated songs have come from The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, ABBA and the musical ‘Grease’.
Due to the growth in the instrumental program, there is now a separate Instrumentalists’ competition night. The winners from this night then go on to perform at the main concert.