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Alstonville High student Sam Green will be one of the featured artists in the 2019 Schools Spectacular held in Sydney in November. Photo supplied.

At the end of the school year, around 5,500 students from right across New South Wales will converge on Sydney’s QUDOS Bank Arena in Olympic Park for four performances of the 2019 Schools Spectacular.

This is the biggest entertainment event in the school year and students start working on their performances from now until November and it’s time to reach for the stars as the schools have been named for this year’s lineup.

North Coast and Mid North Coast schools who will be contributing stars to this year’s Schools Spectacular have been revealed.

Students joining the show will perform in Aboriginal Dance (AD), Combined Choir (CC), Combined Dance (CD), Featured Ensemble (FE), D’Arts Ensemble (D), Combined Drama (CDr), Puppets (P) or Signing Choir (SC).

Locally the school heading to Sydney are Banora Point High (CD), Coffs Harbour Senior College (CD), Grafton High (AD), Kingscliff High (CD), Kingscliff Public (CD), Modanville Public (CC) and South Grafton High (AD).

The spectacular also highlights featured artists, this year the list includes Sam Green from Alstonville High School

Musicians, including members of the 100-piece symphony orchestra, stage band and Millennium Marching Band, will be announced closer to the Schools Spectacular.

Schools Spectacular Creative Director, Sonja Sjolander said that this year’s theme, STARS is a tribute to everybody involved in the Schools Spectacular.

‘In the Schools Spectacular, everyone is a star,’ said Ms Sjolander. ‘We are recognised as the biggest performance of its kind in the world, and to attain this success everyone has to shine in their role.

Ms Sjolander says we are are all stars, whether we are the performers on stage, backstage, crew, the dedicated teachers who make everything happen for their students or the parents who devote countless hours ensuring their children have this wonderful opportunity to star in the Schools Spectacular.’

‘The galaxy of talent includes 40 Featured Performers, an incredible 100-piece symphony orchestra, stage band, 2,700-voice choir, 2,300 amazing dancers, the D’Arts Ensemble disability program, the Aboriginal Dance Company, puppets and an indispensable behind-the-scenes team.’

In the true spirit of variety, the fast-paced show will transition through a colourful choreographed kaleidoscope of music from pop and hip hop to the classics, from a crescendo of massed voices to stunning solos, and a full spectrum of dance styles.

Four performances of the Schools Spectacular will be staged at QUDOS Bank Arena on Friday, 22 (11am, 7.30pm) and Saturday, 23 (1pm, 7pm) November and will be later broadcast across Australia on Channel 7 networks.


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  1. This show of such a wonderfully enthusiastic and talented young people refutes the notion that we need to be concerned about the future. It was so beautifully choreographed and the entire show left a feeling of hope and joy. Thank you.

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