Big Night Out

big night out 2011

This year marked the third edition of JJ Cahill Memorial High School's premier performing arts showcase – Big Night Out.  Over 600 people turned out to watch items representing dance, music and drama.


Many of the concert's acts marked the culmination of much hard work in preparation for HSC major works.  The Year 12 music performances were of an outstanding quality and provided clear highlights throughout the evening.  Particularly impressive were the Year 12 drama group projects and much credit must go to Mr Jobe for his hard work in mentoring these students.


While the evening heavily featured senior students, it also provided opportunities for younger students to emerge and perform with more experienced artists.  I'm sure people won't quickly forget the electric Year 9 performance of "Rolling in the Deep", the rendition of "Jar of Hearts" or the Martial Arts extravaganza.


It was great to see our junior students involve themselves in the choir, islander dances and opening dance item.  A special mention must go to the teachers who had been rehearsing with Grant Mailing for months to nail their dance moves.  Grant did a fantastic job as MC and danced pretty well too.


The food stalls provided good sustenance before the show and during intermission.  Special thanks to Year 12 for the BBQ, Year 9 Commerce, Ms Walshe, Ms Panayiotou and Ms Gorman for making this happen.


I hope everyone had a great time and can't wait for next year's concert!


Curtis Jobe