Glowing talent on show

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 24, 2019

AUGUST will wrap up with a bang at the Albany Entertainment Centre with a massive performance planned by secondary and tertiary music students.

The ninth annual Radio Active concert combining the talents of Albany Senior High School, Great Southern Grammar and WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students will be held on August 30 and WAAPA Head of Contemporary Music Mike Eastman is excited to be a part of it.

He said WAAPA students would spend the week leading up to the main performance working with schools and the community in a variety of workshops, lending a hand with vocal and instrumental techniques, and stage presence.

One workshop will be held at Vancouver Arts Centre on August 27 from 5.30pm for anyone to attend.

“There’s so much talent in the Great Southern,” Eastman said.

“It’s why I love coming down and am really thrilled that Albany continues to support this project.”

Keely Brittan, current fourth-year WAAPA student and former Denmark Senior High student, is keen to perform in Radio Active for the first time after watching it as a teenager.

“I think it’s going to be really great working together with the high school students,” she said.

“Hopefully it will give them that drive and motivation and inspire them to come to WAAPA.”

Tickets to Radio Active can be purchased via the Albany Entertainment Centre and more information about the workshops can be found on the Vancouver Arts Centre’s Facebook page.