Singing inspiration as award winner performs in Como

Singer-songwriter Brayden Sibbald with Como Secondary College music students Deon Nweke (16) and Alice Annetts (16).
Singer-songwriter Brayden Sibbald with Como Secondary College music students Deon Nweke (16) and Alice Annetts (16).

MUSIC students at a Como high school took notes on performing in public when an award-winning folk musician sang on their stage on Wednesday.

Dunsborough singer-songwriter Brayden Sibbald performed at Como Secondary College as part of the West Australian Music schools program.

Music teacher Helen Turner said Sibbald’s performance would be inspiration for the students preparing for their New Zealand music trip in June.

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“This is inspiration and motivation on how to interact with audience,” she said.

“When we are in New Zealand, we’ll be performing at Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival, a couple of public performances and we’ll go out to two primary schools.”

Como Secondary College was the first school visit for Sibbald, a two-time WAM Song of the Year award winner who has performed at Fairbridge Folk Festival.

“I visited Como Secondary College as part of the WAM program to showcase local musicians in schools,” he said.

“It’s the only school currently but I’d definitely do it again.

“I hope to get students inspired about music and hopefully they enjoy themselves too.”