Yamaha Music Australia is proud to partner with Jazzin’ Up The Mall; now celebrating its 20th year! Hosted by Vivace Music, this six day event saw more than 2500 students perform in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall to an appreciative audience of family, friends, city workers and shoppers.
Around 90 different ensembles; jazz bands, concert bands, orchestras and choirs, representing 20+ schools, travelled from across South-East QLD to showcase their musical talent and entertain the masses.
Each group received immediate feedback in the form of a rousing reception that only live performance can provide, along with much-valued constructive notes from adjudicator Phil Davis. For St Michael’s School, Caboolture, it was the first ever public performance for their beginner band.
The students were elated, hearing the roar of applause after their final note. For many students Jazzin’ Up the Mall is an annual highlight where months of practice and rehearsal are rewarded and recognised.