October 6, 2019

The big day is here and the students and their conductor did an amazing job. We were all so impressed with all the performance and how much work they got done in just 3 short days. 

 Thanks for everything, Jason Budge (organizing director of SHEP).

October 6, 2019

The students have been working hard as they get ready for the concert. At this rehearsal we got to hear a bunch of our students play solos on one of the pieces. Can’t wait for the concert. 

October 3, 2019

The students started their first rehearsal this morning with their guest conductor - Mr. Patrick Pickett. It is fun to see the students in action with the SHEP honor band.

October 2, 2019

We had such a great time around the Sydney Opera House and the historic “Rocks” area after walking across the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

As you can see from the pictures, we had an amazing view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during our group dinner. 

The West Side...

September 30, 2019

After a great breakfast at the hotel, we took a ferry over to Taronga Zoo, overlooking the Sydney Harbor. 

What a great zoo, as we saw the world’s most poisonous snake, giraffes, elephants, kangaroos, koalas, seal show, and more.

You can see from the pictures that the ki...

September 29, 2019

We had amazing weather on Manly today as we as we visited this beautiful beach for the day. 

These students are fantastic and are having a great time together, as you can tell from the pictures. 

Off to bed soon so we can get ready for our trip to the Taronga Zoo tomorro...

September 28, 2019

The students are having a great time as we get ready to leave the country. 

What a great bunch of studetns. 😀

September 17, 2019


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September 6, 2019

Get to know the PHEP 2019 students going on the trip to Australia.

Click here to download a high-quality version. Go to the Participants Page to read student bios.

September 6, 2019

Patrick Pickett has been a leader, performer, conductor, artistic director, educator, fundraiser and business advisor within the arts in Australia and overseas for more than 40 years. His unique career sees him as a regular guest speaker within the arts community as we...