PLC Business student, flautist, and leading member of the school orchestra’s woodwind section, Serena Casey is leaving EVC to attend Maynooth University. She will be studying Music and Business. The orchestra (with Student Leader and friend, Abby Walsh, PLC Childcare) honoured her work and commitment over the last six years with a reception in the parents’ room at their rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April. Ms Philippa Callery - Serena’s flute and piano teacher in Enniscorthy Vocational College is very proud of her student’s achievements ( she is now studying Grade 8 with the Associated Board of Music-London) and wishes her well for the future.
Apart from being a high-achieving academic student, she is also a talented Irish dancer at international level. She began her flute studies in St.Aidan’s Primary School with Louise Malone before continuing on from Grade 2 with Ms.Callery in EVC. She has played with us at the Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra Festivals in the National Opera House with composer Brian Irvine (2015) and conductor Gearóid Grant (2018). This included a collaboration with St.Senan’s Primary school orchestra and North Wexford Youth Orchestra.
The flautist took part in the Co. Cork ETB Friendship concerts,March 2017 and the ‘In Harmony’ WWETB Concert,National Opera House, March 2018 .As a young second-year student, she performed with EVC Orchestra, representing Ireland, in Prague, Czech Republic, 2014, at the International Youth Orchestra Festival.
Her flute solos have become an important part of school events such as Open Night and she has been a member of the senior Leaving Cert Music quartet who performed in aid of local charities. Her most dedicated supporter is her proud mother, Teresa. All staff especially Ms. Cullen-also a flautist, Ms. Callery, Ms.Kelly, Ms. Collins -Violin teacher, Mr. Warren-Cello/Double Bass teacher and student orchestra members wish her every success in the future .
Gach dea-ghuí Serena. Brídín Kelly-Orchestra Director.