CHAPTER3 ROSSMOYNE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AT THE ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION 2013 HUNGARY

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A group of 80 young Australian musicians from Rossmoyne with a company of 10 teachers and parents left Australia to a music tour in Europe, stops at Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Venice. The Rossmoyne European Music Tour is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience of the European culture, history and architecture and last but not least to get acquainted with the variety of the visited country’s art of music.

The Rossmoyne Senior High School opened in 1968 and soon established its reputation for excellence in secondary education. In 2001, Rossmoyne won the inaugural The Australian School of the Year Award for its outstanding academic achievement and strong pastoral care emphasis. Rossmoyne is an Independent Public School at Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Current enrollment is approximately 1700 pupil. The school continues to be recognised as One of the nation’s concert leading schools with strong musical vocation with over 400 students participating in concert bands, jazz bands, classical guitar ensembles, string orchestras, choirs and assorted chamber-size groups.

More than three weeks on tour will surely be printed in their memory as a trip of a lifetime. Their stop in Hungary and lead the ceremony on the ANZAC Day Commemoration at Solymár whereas, they made the Service for all at present heart-touching and memorable and for them without doubt help in renew as the coming generation of Australians the ANZAC spirit and commitment to being global citizens who serve for peace and goodwill among all nations.

Beside the student’s participation at Solymár, they were giving a combined concert at the Budapest Italian Institute jointly with the La Caffettierra Stioppéta Choir of Hungarian, Australian and Italian works. Also visiting Kecskemét, Hungary to take part in workshops and master classes with eminent music educators. They will sail on the River Danube, furthermore, attend concerts at the Budapest Opera House (Madame Butterfly). The tour  director: Mr John Chatfield.

See their performance at the ANZAC DAY Service at Solymár playing the Australian and Hungarian anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWXRfwkJg0and the one-and-only tune, the Waltzing Matilda which is in every Aussie’s ear an d heart from the moment they are born until they go ahead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43-HKMXRTjA  After the commemoration, by the invitation of  H.E. John Griffin, the Australia Ambassador to Hungary the Rossmoyne group also joined  the gathering to his residence, whereas they gave a short concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFrhot7MeC8

Update, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter

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