STUDENTS with big musical dreams had a chance to hone their performance skills at Catherine McAuley College's Musician of the Year evening.
Music coordinator Ashleigh Yeates said the night was one of Catherine McAuley College's major events in the perfomance calendar.
Students performing ranged in age from year 8 to year 12, playing a broad range of instruments.
Ms Yeates said it was important to celebrate music at a top level, and those working towards big goals in their musical education.
The performances on the evening reflected this hard work.
"It was awesome. It was really really slick, such really good quality of music on display," Ms Yeates said.
"It was so nice to just sit and listen to these kids get up and perform, it was really good."
Ms Yeates said performance experience was a valuable part of the night, giving them a sense of the energy and poise needed on stage.
And of course, it was good for them to practice managing their nerves when performing.
She said she was proud of the children putting themselves out there to perform.
Maya Flood earnt first prize on the evening, while Blaze Houlden and Peter Shearman took out second and theard.
Adjudicators named Amelie Ryan winner of the Emerging Artist Award.
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