THE Collegiate Wind Ensemble was formed by clarinettist David Campbell, who conducted, to provide a platform for recently graduated young wind players.

Gounod's Petite Symphonie written for flute and wind octet is a tuneful piece with a lively Andante cantabile movement, where the flute was melodious above the well-balanced octet. The ensemble playing was excellent in this, and again in Mozart's Serenade in E flat major K375. Particularly crisp finger-work was used by the clarinets, oboes and bassoons in the first Menuetto.

Gary Carpenter's Ein Musikalisches Snookerspiel (composed in 1991) is a fun piece containing various muted and other sound effects. The third movement gives the bassoon a prominent solo.

After the interval 16 local school children (aged 10-18 years) who had been attending the Festival Youth Music Project - and had been tutored by David Campbell - joined with the Collegiate Ensemble to perform The Upside Down Sailor (words by Richard Stilgoe and music by Roxanna Panufnik). Composed after Tony Bullimore's amazing survival in an air pocket for five days and subsequent rescue by the Australian Navy, this dramatic piece was narrated by Brian Kay, with considerable eloquence.