Participants in the Novice Humorous Verse section of the Festival of Performing Arts.
Participants in the Novice Humorous Verse section of the Festival of Performing Arts. Tweed Daily News/Crystal Spencer

Civic centre packed for primary schools day

THE Murwillumbah Civic Centre was packed to bursting yesterday with chirpy primary school students and proud parents.

The infants and primary schools' day of the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts is always popular, and festival president Arthur Holmes said about 700 students performed.

“We had verse-speaking choirs all morning,” Mr Holmes said.

“It's something that died out for a couple of years, and it's just coming back, so I was happy to see so many entries.

“It's very encouraging and rewarding to know so many parents and grandparents are coming out to witness what their kids are doing.”

The festival will have a one-day break before resuming tomorrow with the music section.

“I'd like to thank the adjudicator Carla Moore for coming from Sydney,” Mr Holmes said.

“She commented the standard of competitors was equal to anything she'd seen in Sydney.”

Program

• There will be no festival today.

• Tomorrow (Friday)

9.30am: Secondary School Choir, Small Vocal Ensemble, Combined Vocal and Instrumental Group and HSC Composition.

1pm: Secondary School Orchestral Group, HSC Vocal/Instrumental Solo, HSC Group, Jazz Group, Instrumental Duet and Ensemble, Jazz Group, Pop Rock Group.

7pm: Any Other Instrument Solo, Brass Solo, Original Composition, Small Vocal Group, and Adults Alive After Five.



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