Trafalgar High School bands will rock with the best in the state, progressing through to the state finals after taking out Gippsland heats of Rock Fest at Trafalgar Primary School recently.
All-girl year seven rock band R.A.G.E will take to the stage for the state finals, to be held in Melbourne in August, along with year 10 band The Arrival.
Competing in the junior section, R.A.G.E performed Money Tree by Tequila Mockingbyrd and Seven Nation Army by White Stripes, before capping their set with Enter Sandman by Metallica.
Senior section winner The Arrival played a cover of Michael Buble and Muse Feelin’ Good before performing three original songs to complete their set, titled Burn Me, Calls Her Name and World Falls Down.
Performing arts and music coordinator at Trafalgar primary and high schools Ben Smith said 20 bands took part in the Gippsland heat, with staff and supporters looking forward to next year’s event.