Tuesday 15 July 2014


On Thursday 19 June, the gymnasium was transformed into an amazing concert venue, with professional audio and lighting to support the performances. To enhance the festival atmosphere, student artwork and tables of donated items for the silent auction were displayed throughout the gymnasium.

PLENTYPALOOZA describes an event with a contemporary feel to promote creativity and community. The event takes its name from the famous annual music and art festival Lollapalooza, held in Chicago. The suffix ‘palooza’ suggests a large celebration designed to engage audience members and contributors of all ages.

The audience was treated to a varied program, with outstanding performances from alumni including James and Samuel Chappel, Tom Cowie, Frances McCarthy, the Spark family and Joe Pearson, as well as Patrick Holcombe and Jordan White from Playwrite.

Student performances included the A Cappella, male choir, dance group and cast members from Godspell. Ms Kinsella, Mrs Swain, Mrs Creed and Ms Sommer joined the Year 12 class and past staff member Mr David Ashton-Smith made a guest performance. Mr Gibson was joined by the male choir for the finale which was a fitting end to a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Supper was provided by the Parent Support Groups as well as students travelling to Cambodia. PLENTYPALOOZA was a wonderful evening and the event rose over $4500 for the Cambodia trip and local service project.

Congratulations to James Chappel and all those who assisted to make this a wonderful night of celebration.

Ivanhoe Grammar School has a prosperous performing arts program, with ample opportunity for students to develop their performance skills. Students are given the opportunity to perform in a variety of productions throughout the year including music concerts, drama productions, recitals, music ensembles, theatre productions and a Gala concert which involves the whole school. For more information on Ivanhoe Grammar School's Performing Arts program click here