School children from prep through to VCE are participating in the 72nd annual Geelong Schools Music and Movement Festival (GSMMF).
The region’s oldest festival, this year’s GSMMF is set to be one of the biggest in recent years, with almost 3000 students from more than 40 schools across Geelong, the Bellarine, Surf Coast and beyond.
Students are performing across five days this week, August 13 to 17, at Deakin’s Costa Hall on the Geelong waterfront.
The festival gives students an opportunity to shine in a professional theatre environment, through a variety of performances including song and dance, circus acts, rock bands, choirs, orchestras and concert bands. Young people from the city, coast and country will come together to perform for friends, family and fellow students.
The festival is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of teachers who dedicate so much time to preparing their students for performing on stage. Many schools return year after year to take part in the festival and consider it a highlight of their calendar.
The GSMMF is presented as part of Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s award-winning education program that engages more than 11,500 students, teachers and parents annually.
Tickets to all sessions are just $5 each and are available from the GPAC box office, phone 5225 1200 or online at www.gpac.org.au