Local students in fine voice at Junior Dale Fest at Kelmscott Hall


Georgia Williamson, McKensie Williams, Vikafarana Havea, Seth Butterworth, Ava Brady, Jake Davey and Esther Zachariah. Picture: Jon Hewson d470691
Georgia Williamson, McKensie Williams, Vikafarana Havea, Seth Butterworth, Ava Brady, Jake Davey and Esther Zachariah. Picture: Jon Hewson d470691

THE annual Junior Dale Fest had local students singing up a storm.

About 280 students from seven schools in the area came together recently to strut their stuff on stage in their respective choirs at Kelmscott Hall.

Along with singing a rehearsed number, the students joined as one to sing a variety of community songs with the theme ‘dreaming’, including A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, Tiddalik, and Maranoa Lullaby.

Armadale Primary School music specialist Bree Hartley said the day was full of energy and joy, with the children thrilled to perform for their families and peers.

“The children really get a buzz out of seeing what other schools have chosen for their performance item. There’s no competition in Dale Fest, and the students delight in sharing the magic of song with each other,” she said.

“Dale Fest has been going for over 30 years now, and from what we saw on Friday from our local schools’ junior choirs, the future of the Fest is in good hands.”

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