Three Bendigo South East College students will take part in a revised Victorian State Schools Spectacular after the pandemic force organisers to present an online showcase.
The spectacular was originally set to be performed at the John Cain Arena in September. It will now be broadcast on Channel 7 on December 5.
The usually live-arena event features more than 2000 students. This year's digital performance is has themes of resilience, rising up and the art of connection.
Bendigo South East College students rehearsed and recorded their parts at home with organisers sending them a green screen kit and recording equipment.
Year nine student Jonah Zoch is performing as an orchestra rhythm guitarist respectively. Year 10 students T'Keiyah Eldridge and Alanah Rose have roles as a principal dancer and principal vocalist respectively.
It is Alanah's first involvement with the spectacular. She has been singing for more than eight years after starting with her church choir.
"It is really exciting. When I auditioned last year, it was really intimidating. So when I got cast, I was really grateful," she said. "I have loved how friendly the environment is.
"When I got there, I didn't know what to expect but if you want to sing or do performing arts, this is the best (experience)."
Alanah said the challenge of online rehearsal got easier over time.
"That was definitely challenging at the start but I actually miss it now because it was so fun," she said.
"When they sent us a green screen kit and camera, we got to see how (the production works). There was a lot of instructions but I set up in the garage and had my brother help control the camera.
"It was quite different. At the start of the year I was expecting to sing in an arena. The pandemic has been really sad but this (experience) has been really cool.
"I will be coming back if I can. It's such a good experience. Making a lot of friends that share the same hobby as you is amazing."