The Fortnum Group have been regular sponsors of the KWS Fund over the past few years supporting students with financial assistance to attend MIC. Brett and Ros were invited to attend a morning tea recently hosted by Brett Cribb at Stratus Financial Group offices to meet members of the Charity Board. MIC is lucky to have sponsors from a wide range of business connections. Without this support some students dreams of attending MIC would not be possible.
A Music Industry College Theatre Sports team competed against five other schools in the Youth Theatre Sports competition last Thursday evening at St. Joseph’s College (Terrace). Considering it was our first competition we did extremely well – we were strong in teamwork, storytelling and humour and did well to entertain the audience each round. MIC’s team were awarded ‘moment of the night’ and have been told they are in the running for a wildcard entry to the quarter finals. This is a fantastic outcome and testament to the training and efforts put in by our team. Stay tuned for more details if our team progresses to the quarter finals. Well done!
– Bianca, Drama, Art & English Teacher
Last month the Youth Touring Program from QMF and Backbone Youth Arts visited MIC and performed a show called ‘An Experiment with Caucasian Chalk Circle’. In this show “Two actors walk on stage after watching a professional production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The pair begin to discuss the story they have just seen and soon become embroiled in their own retelling of Grusha Vashnadze’s journey, sharing with the audience her fight to save and raise an abandoned child.” The production used contemporary language, story-telling and humour to help our students understand Brecht’s famous play The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Brechtian theatre techniques.Students enjoyed the performance immensely. Over the past two weeks, students have themselves performed excerpts from The Caucasian Child Circle as part of their drama assessment. We have enjoyed watching their interpretations of Brecht’s classic text.
– Allison, Drama & Maths Teacher
Huge congrats to Year 12 student Maddy Cooper for winning in the Best School category of the Brisbane City Council’s Artforce Awards for her traffic signal box painting What You Desire. Maddy’s work can be viewed at the Brunswick and Water St intersection in Fortitude Valley.