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5 May, 2021

Auslan choir centre stage at C-Gen

THE big stage is calling the names of the Mareeba State School (MSS) Auslan Signing Choir for their third performance in the Creative Generations: State School’s on Stage (C-Gen) in Brisbane this year.


Mareeba State School’s Auslan Choir are excited to head off to Creative Generations again this year

BY ELLIE FINK 

THE big stage is calling the names of the Mareeba State School (MSS) Auslan Signing Choir for their third performance in the Creative Generations: State School’s on Stage (C-Gen) in Brisbane this year.

From Thursday July 15 to Saturday, July 17, the talented students will join with the Toowong State School Auslan Choir to perform on stage. 

MSS C-Gen Coordinator Tyler Bartlett said this is the third time the school has taken part in the show and is excited for their less restricted trip to Brisbane this year. 

“Last year due to COVID we weren’t able to go down and do the face-to-face performance, but this year we will finally get to go down and have that interaction,” she said. 

“We do rehearsals twice a week at the moment, but we will be cutting down to one as we get closer to the date. 

“We practise the rules that they have at C-Gen and learn the lyrics to the song and the signs to go with it and all the timings with (AUSLAN choir conductor and facilitator) Ms Susi Wahjuningrum.” 

Ms Bartlett said that the students participate in the practises during their own time before school and during lunch hours to ensure they are prepared for the big performances. 

Auslan student leader Zach Marinelli said he is excited to go down for the second time, but has a lot more responsibility this year. 

“I am not as nervous as the first, but I am a little bit stressed as I am now the captain and have more responsibility,” he said. 

“I try to help other Auslan signers with correcting their mistakes and helping our teacher Ms Susi.” 

If you would like to sponsor the Auslan Choir and their journey to C-Gen, contact the school on 4092 8100  


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