Margaret River school choir impresses at Bunbury Eisteddfod

The Margaret River Montessori School is celebrating their second placing at the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre last week.

According to school principal Lisa Fenton, the 30-strong vocal group travelled to Bunbury to take part in the event.

“We are so proud of our choir, which is made up of boys and girls from Year 1 through to Year 6,” Ms Fenton said.

“The choir performed the jazzy scat-style number, ‘The Scoo Bee Doo Song’, which included a solo by Year 6 student Tienne Pethica.

“They also sang the classic sea shanty ‘Drunken Sailor’ complete with swashbuckling arm swinging and pirate eye patches.

The school’s music teacher Tony Lane – himself an accomplished and well known performer –  worked with the choir all year with weekly practice during lunch breaks helping them prepare for the eisteddfod.

Mr Lane also accompanied the choir for ‘Drunken Sailor’, while parent and performer Samira Ecclestone accompanied the children on the grand piano for their first song.

“The choir will sing again for the whole school this coming Friday, during the school’s Japanese Kaigi, where all classes will perform,” Ms Fenton said.