Co-Curricular Showcase: Juggling Club
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Co-Curricular Showcase: Juggling Club

The eighth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.

Have you ever dreamed of entertaining others but don’t know how? Do you immediately think “yep, that’s me,” when referred to as clumsy, and desperately want to improve your hand-eye coordination? Do you want to impress your fellow classmates and peers with a dexterous and nimble-fingered art? Continue reading

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Co-Curricular Showcase: Book Club
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Co-Curricular Showcase: Book Club

The sixth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.

I’d recommend book club to anyone who is an avid reader, someone who reads for pleasure, or someone who likes to talk about books. The benefit is that you will become more knowledgeable about books and authors in general and can expand your literary horizons. Continue reading

Co-Curricular Showcase: Babershop Girls’ Chorus (Macappella)
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Co-Curricular Showcase: Babershop Girls’ Chorus (Macappella)

The fifth group of our Co-Curricular showcase.

Barbershop is a style of unaccompanied, a cappella singing consisting of four uniquely named voice parts: bass, baritone, lead and tenor, in ascending order of vocal range. It is a flexible art form for male and female and is able to suit numbers ranging from a tightly-knitted quartet to a booming chorus of 50 plus members. Continue reading

From Impromptu Concerts to Late Night Mafia: The Big Sing Finale 2015
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From Impromptu Concerts to Late Night Mafia: The Big Sing Finale 2015

This was it. All the Mondays. All the replayed MP3 files filled with wordless, unexpected note progressions. All the countless hours spent with the same thirty people we’d grown to love as a family. It all led to this. The New Zealand Choral Federation’s Secondary Schools Choral Festival, ‘The Big Sing National Finale’! This year … Continue reading

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Barbershop Regionals 2015

Barbershop. A group of untuned singers granting major cringe moments? Questionable thirty year-olds singing about romance in the sky? Or perhaps a place of scissors and hair? None of the above. This year, for the first time, Macleans College held the annual Young Singers in Harmony Auckland Competition on the 19th of June. The competition … Continue reading