Victory for McMeekin at House Music

Over 2500 members of the College community came together at the Plenary of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 10 August to marvel at the musical talents of students in years 5 to 12.

Since its inception in 1982, House Music has become a special occasion in the St Leonard’s College calendar, and the competition generates enormous collegiality and spirit along the journey from first rehearsal to performance. House Music Captains from Middle and Senior School take the responsibility of selecting items and running rehearsals with guidance provided by teachers and music staff. All were amazed at the teamwork, collaboration and patience shown by the Houses, as well as some of the previously undiscovered musical talents, which were brought to the fore.

At the end of proceedings the adjudicators spoke of the extraordinary quality of the performances and how enjoyable it had been to bear witness to an evening of such musical brilliance.

Congratulations to McMeekin, winners of House Music 2016. They were ably led by Senior School Music Captains Madison Buttolph and Jack Keen, and Middle School Music Captains Evie Carman and Dima Khatsernov.

A special congratulations and thank you are extended to year 12 students, for whom the 2016 House Music competition will be their last. Their leadership and enthusiasm were infectious and ensured a memorable evening for all.

Some of the results from the evening are listed below:


First place – Forster

Second place – Newman

Third place – McMeekin


Massed Choir – set piece

First place – Munro

Second place – Forster and Newman

Best conductor – Jack Keen


Massed Choir – own choice

First place – McMeekin

Second place – Munro

Third place – Forster

Best conductor – Josh Gordon


Small Vocal

First place – McMeekin

Second place – Newman

Third place – Munro

Best conductor – Dima Khatsernov



First place – McMeekin

Second place – Newman

Third place – Munro