Sheldon College musicians perform for Queensland Governor at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron celebration

SHELDON College musicians helped to launch the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron's 136th sailing season this month, performing for a crowd of guests including Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey.

Three student singers, as well as several of the school's bands, performed at the Manly-based squadron's annual opening day ceremony.

Daniela Costa Teixeira performed British national anthem God Save the Queen, while Sophie Smith sang Advance Australia Fair.

Alivia Hollis performed Eternal Father and Strong to Save, a British hymn traditionally associated with seafarers.

Students from a number of bands including Stage Band, Rock Band 1, Dixieland Band, Big Band and Soul Band also had the opportunity to perform on stage throughout the event.

A school spokesperson said the students displayed utmost talent, enthusiasm and creativity during their performances.

"Sheldon College bands have been a highlight at this event over the last few years," they said.

"It brings great pleasure to those in attendance, and also to the students as the open day ceremony provides an additional opportunity for the students to perform in front of a live external audience."

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron's season opening day is a cornerstone event in its calendar, and is an opportunity for club members and visitors to gather in celebration of the squadron, its fleet and the sport of sailing.

After a ceremony in the morning, guests enjoyed a fleet sail past, a trophy presentation and an opening day regatta.