Koroit school children will showcase their skills at a Melbourne arena with 3000 other talented youngsters this month.
The children and three teachers will perform at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular at Hisense Arena on September 16. The Koroit members will dance and are also part of a 1300-voice choir. The show features a 64-piece orchestra, 1200 mass dancers, 30 lead vocalists, a magician, roller skaters and puppeteers.
Layla Boyd, 12, said they would perform 15 songs and were enjoying the rehearsals. “It’s my last year of primary school and I wanted to have fun,” Layla said. “It’s tiring but it’s fun.” Scarlett Hunter, 12, said it was a good experience and the performance was full of great songs including a rousing rendition of John Farnham’s You’re The Voice.
Teacher Briarley Rivett said the children were having lots of fun and they had been to Melbourne for two rehearsals. “It’s been a lot of work but they are so excited about it,” she said. “They’re just thrilled.”