Carey students blast recruitment record out of the water


From left, Pierson Snowsill (trumpet), Mitchell Wilmot (saxophone), Jordan Warwick (drums), Jayden Blockley (saxophone),  Jackson Van Ballegooyen (piano), Samuel Newman (drums), Mr James Morrison and William Pethick (trombone).


Incredulous would best describe the look on the students faces as they listened to Mr James Morrison jam with them in their very own classroom!

Carey Baptist College was honoured to have Mr Morrison facilitate an exclusive masterclass for their music students on Monday.

Morrison’s wife Judi praised Carey Baptist College as “an incredible school” as seven Carey graduates have been offered a position at the James Morrison Academy in 2017.

“It’s the first time we have had seven students from one school being accepted into our program. This highest we have previously had is two,” Mrs Morrison said.

In what can best be described as a master and apprentice style workshop James spent the afternoon jamming with young musicians, and answering questions. He encouraged students to spend time playing and listening to music, highlighting that music “isn’t just notes and sounds, it’s feelings”.

Many of these students started their music journey in Primary school at Carey, placing them in a band from as early as year 5 helps kids to enjoy playing and performing from the get go. The hard work of our music teachers, tutors and of course the discipline and determination of these students has given them the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

What a fantastic achievement for these Carey students. Well done!


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