School band picks up WAM song award

L to R back row: Bethany Watt, Eliza Griffin, Ronan Dixon and Jackson Edmonds.
L to R front: Marcus Fairhall, Tom Sweeney and Ali Griffin. Two members Marvel Sukadis and Yvonne Borchers are not pictured.
L to R back row: Bethany Watt, Eliza Griffin, Ronan Dixon and Jackson Edmonds. L to R front: Marcus Fairhall, Tom Sweeney and Ali Griffin. Two members Marvel Sukadis and Yvonne Borchers are not pictured.

 

ST George’s Anglican Grammar School’s Electrocity Ensemble has taken out a 2019 WAM Song of the Year Award for its original tune Can’t Help This Feeling.

Electrocity Ensemble members Eliza Griffin, Ronan Dixon, Ali Griffin, Tom Sweeney, Marvel Sukadis, Bethany Watt, Yvonne Borchers, Marcus Fairhall and Jackson Edmonds were winners in the School 15-17 category.

St George’s head of music Michael Newton said the ensemble was created as a result of a week of co-curricular projects in 2016.

It has performed in various music events around Perth, including the Fringeworld festival.

“We wanted to develop music that was the student’s own original work, using a combination of both electronic and traditional instruments, and inspired by the sounds of the city that surrounds us – we’re incredibly proud of the body of work that these students have created,” he said.