For the past three years, Murringo Public School has been a part of the annual arena spectacular, Southern Stars, which is held at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong in August.
This year, seven students from Murringo Public School and two students from Young High School were part of the 600 strong student choir.
Sophie Daniels, also from Young High School, was a part of the Southern Stars Drama Company, taking centre stage in a number of songs.
With more than 3000 performers from 120 schools across the state, Southern Stars truly lived up to its 2018 theme – Iconic.
This year the show included three circus troupes, the NSW Millenium Marching Band, a rock band, the choir, an aboriginal dance ensemble, a teacher’s choir, a 50-member orchestra, digeridoo ensemble, boys vocal ensemble and signing choir.
More than 12,000 people attended the four performances, including a bus load of supporters from Murringo Public School, keen to make the trip and support their classmates.
Being a part of Southern Stars is a momentous learning experience for the students, who spend a week living in Wollongong whilst the last of the rehearsals and the four performances take place.
There were even a couple of chances to visit the beach whilst there.
The choir sing in most songs throughout the three hour show, and have to learn choreography to go with all of the songs.
It is a chance to take part in a huge performance opportunity, grow in confidence and make memories that will last a lifetime.
This year’s theme – Iconic – paid tribute to some of the most iconic songs, places, fashions, times and artists of all time, including a mammoth performance of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and several songs from the movie, The Greatest Showman.
The dates have already been set for 2019 and students at Murringo Public School are already lining up to put their name down to be part of Southern Stars again next year.