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AROUND THE SCHOOL Symphonies on Swan A great night of music under the stars We promised a great night of music, and the School of Music delivered! The inaugural Symphonies on Swan event was held on the lawn area near the Boat Shed, on the evening of Thursday 6 April in front of a large crowd of friends and families. The evening was a true demonstration of the School’s value of teamwork, with staff and students from the School of Music working with staff from the Community Relations, Events and Catering and Maintenance teams to make it a night to remember. As the delicious aromas of our international food stalls wafted over the crowds, Kirste Oates, MC for the evening, took to the stage and to get the night underway. Mr Barry McGuire and the Boodjar Bidi Dancers started the night with a Welcome to Country, followed by performances by G Jazz, G Funk, and the Guildford Grammar Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by local identity Courtney Murphy. Thank you to everyone involved in making the night the success that it was. The music was sensational, the food was delicious and the night was superbly organised. Thank you also to the many families who joined us on what will hopefully become an annual event. 8