“The BIG Night” Concert is a Music & Dance Review held each year in which St. Peter’s College students participate as part of the Southern Independent Schools (SIS) Competition
All schools are invited to participate in an evening performance where other SIS Principals, families and the wider community are invited to attend at The Drum Theatre in Dandenong.
Students selected from each school will combine for just three rehearsals, before they perform together.
An example of the program would be:- Concert Band, Choir, String Ensemble, Stage Band Ensemble and Dance performances including Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz/Tap.
Each member school is also invited to participate with an individual school performance. For example:- String Ensemble, Rock or Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble.
SIS Drama & TheatreSports
Improvisation is fun! It’s about freeing one’s creative spirit in a positive and safe environment. During the Drama Workshop Day, participants include anyone who’d like to do something creative, improve their communication skills, develop their storytelling skills or just have a great time. The instructors are trained improvisation performers who have been performing and teaching nationally and internationally for many years.
Improvisation is based on the following principles: acceptance, being positive, being in the moment, making your partner look good, embracing and removing fear, enjoying failure and storytelling. The classes are designed to work on these principles through a series of exercises and games in a fun and supportive environment. Regardless of experience, background or training, everybody can benefit from improvisation.
Improvisation is an old art form going back to the 16th century with the Commedia dell’Arte (Italian, meaning “comedy of professional artists”). The Commedia dell’Arte where travelling performers who would set up an outdoor stage and improvise stories based around a repertoire of stock situations and established characters.
Today, improvisation is widely used in theatre as an actor’s training tool, a rehearsal technique, an exploration tool for writers, a theatrical performance style, a musical style and a dance form. It is performed internationally in hundreds of forms.
St. Peter’s College Musical Production
The College Production is a bi-annual event and was last staged in 2018, after the planned 2020 Production needed to be cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
High School Musical was one of the most sucessful Musicals ever and was produced by staff and students from both our Cranbourne Campus and Clyde North Campus, combining for over six months work to bring our families and community members a wonderful production.
The Musical Productions are designed to allow students from Years 7 to 12 to demonstrate their artistic and creative talents in not only drama and dance but also musical endeavours. With opportunities for other students to participate and contribute with stage management, back-stage work, costumes and stage props creation, production and painting.
It also gives students exposure to the ‘real-theatre’ experience across a wide range of theatre spectrums, including back-stage, production, front of house, lighting, staging, stage-prop construction, make-up and costumes.
In past years the College has staged many well known musicals as well as some original works, ‘For Art’s Sake’, ‘Footloose’, ‘Gatsby’, ‘The Time Machine’, ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’, ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream’, and ‘Grease’ and ‘Hairspray The Musical’, High School Musical, played to sell-out crowds at the George Jenkins Theatre, Frankston.
Music at St. Peter’s College
St. Peter’s College Music enriches each student’s cultural development through the development of creativity and innovation through music. The creation of performance, understanding and development of creativity is fostered through the discipline and art of music. This process stimulates personal, intellectual and social growth and has a positive, life-long influence. Students are given the opportunity to explore their talents through many and varied performances throughout the year.
Our VET Music Program includes both the Performance and Sound Production streams across three year levels, while our Choral Program develops the whole student through various ensembles throughout the students schooling at St. Peter’s. Music Ministry is another program which runs alongside Religious Education in Years 10-12. This program prepares students for musical performance and exploration through the study of liturgical singing and Catholic teachings. The Music Ministry classes perform for our College Masses throughout the year.
With the construction of new state of the art facilities, a growing instrumental program, biannual College Musical Production, five different choirs and numerous other ensembles, music and the greater Performing Arts is a place where your child can discover their talents and express themselves in a safe and friendly environment.