In 2011 Tessa's drumfill percussion ensembles participated in the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod sponsored by Optimum Percussion and held at MLC Girl's School in Burwood, NSW.
Tessa's drumfill students won their two sections, Primary-aged Percussion Ensemble and Junior High School Percussion Ensemble in a field of very exciting performances from schools around Australia.
The drumfill primary percussion ensemble group performed:
"Under the Big Top" by Chris Crockarell
"Brazil" by Ary Barroso and arranged by Diane Downs and Rick Mattingly
Chris Crockarell is a co-founder of the popular Row-Loff Publishing company.
Diane Downs is the driving force behind the very successful Louisville Leopard Percussionists.
The drumfill junior high school percussion ensemble performed:
A selection of movements from The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens:
"The Lion" arranged by Tim Ferrier
"Aquarium" arranged by Tim Ferrier
"Fossils" arranged by Tim Ferrier
"Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Duke Irving and Juan Tizol, arranged by Diane Downs and Rick Mattingly
Their performances can be seen in this drumfill video compiled by the father of one of the drumfill students:
Please enjoy and stay tuned for more exciting performances :)