Apollo Gala Showcase

Presented by Apollo Music Society’s Jazz Band, Strings Ensemble, and The Stranded!

Indulge in some music medicine with Apollo Music Society!

Up first, Jazz Band transforms an eclectic range of genres into exciting jazz pieces. Vocals and instruments are combined to bring you movie favourites, R&B classics and, of course, jazz standards. They hope their performance will inspire you to question the typical aesthetics of jazz, and to recognise that music itself can provide a sense of ‘home’.

Next, Strings Ensemble presents moving traditional strings compositions, as well as renditions of some movie soundtrack greats. Classical music is often underrepresented in contemporary art festivals, and strings is here to contribute to the diversity of Mudfest and show all artists that they have a home in music performance.

Closing the night, The Stranded is super excited to show that the theme of ‘home’ is one held close to their hearts and heavily expressed in their indie-rock music. Simply described as ‘amateur musicians presenting something they truly enjoy doing’, The Stranded hopes to encourage unity and welcomeness within their university community while performing some nice indie rock for all to listen to.

Content warnings: Occasional strong language (The Stranded’s performance only)

Videos will be made available after the Apollo Gala Night on Saturday 7th August 6:30PM AEST. 

Jazz Band
Running time: 28mins approx.

Strings Ensemble 
Running time: 29mins approx.

The Stranded
Running time: 
34 mins approx.


Apollo Music would like to thank and acknowledge the work of Ciara Walsh (Apollo president), Brian Duong (Apollo vice president), Nipun Kumaragama (Apollo treasurer), Pallavi Bharwani (graphic design) and Sophie Rosser (performance officer) for their help with this performance.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.