For the first time in months, the MLMC College Choir was able to gather and sing together both the national and the College anthems at the Top Achievers’ Assembly on Wednesday 3 February. During 2020, singing in groups was not possible and we now have the exciting opportunity of rebuilding the College Choir.
Singing in a choir is beneficial in a number of different ways, such as helping to forge social bonds, and improving our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Making music exercises the brain as well as the body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension.
Choir rehearsal takes place on Wednesdays after school, between 3.30pm and 5.00pm, in McAuley Hall. The Choir is an excellent opportunity for your child to participate in a year-long program and sing with other students. The College Choir will participate in various College Liturgies, assemblies and concerts, as well as providing service for Lilydale RSL’s Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services.
Below are some student reflections from College Choir members:
I have been a part of the College Choir since Year 7 and it has been a big part of my school life and feeling like I'm involved in the school community. It has let me meet people in both older and younger year levels, building relationships that have made school more enjoyable, just knowing that people that have similar interests are there to talk to. It let me be involved in music and the spiritual side of school, while being a fun and safe place to learn.
I love choir so much because it gives me the chance to represent my school in a way I can be proud. Choir has given me so many chances to share my experiences and make friends. It has been a great experience for me.