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Hello and welcome back to St Hilda’s Music in 2017! Our musicians have already worked with enthusiasm during Sing Out held on the first weekend of the year and made a fantastic contribution to Dr Wilson Reynold’s Commissioning Service last Friday. What an excellent start to the year!

Sing Out

Here’s a summary from Cultural Arts Prefect – Maretta Young:

At the beginning of each year, girls from Year 4 to Year 12 look forward to Sing Out – two days full of singing, laughter… and a trip to the movies! This year, over 100 girls shared together their Friday afternoon and Saturday, singing traditional songs such as “There is Peace”, and musical medleys such as “Hairspray” and “Mamma Mia”. On Friday, after mass speculation as to what it could be, the new theme for the Gala Concert was revealed: ‘Everything Old is New Again’. Overall, the night was well spent in our respective choirs learning new songs and eating delicious pizza! On Saturday, the fun continued with more singing and the option to watch either “Sing!” or “La La Land” at Australia Fair. Sing Out, is not only fun due to the endless amounts of singing and glee, but also due to the new friendships that are built with girls in different year levels.”

Extra Subject Music Lessons

All students should receive at least their first lesson during Week 3 (6-10 Feb). If your daughter has not received a lesson time, please contact Mrs Julie Haines-Gould in Senior Music Administration on 5577 7235.

Parents and students are reminded that even if continuing lessons from last year, all girls must submit a new “Extra Subject – Music” form at the start of each year in order to ensure a lesson time is allocated to them. Please note that advance payment of fees for each semester is required before lessons can commence. Forms are available from the School Website and should be returned to Mrs Julie Haines-Gould in the Senior School Music Administration in Whitby.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times

By the end of this week, all Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles will have commenced their rehearsals. The times and days for rehearsals are noted below. To get your daughter involved in music ensembles – please accept the invitation to join music ensembles on Parent Lounge. It is never too late to join a music ensemble, so please encourage you daughter to attend.

Junior School Ensembles

Ensemble Rehearsal Time Conductor/Venue Rehearsals Commence Open
Years 2-3 Choir

 

Thursdays
7.30-8.15am
Mrs Hourigan/Mr Ham
Junior Music
Commencing
Thursday 9 February
All welcome
To all Years 2s and 3s
Years 4,5,6 Choir

 

Tuesdays
3.30-4.45pm
Mrs Emery/Mr Zambolt
Junior Music
Commenced
Tuesday 31 January
All still welcome
To all Years 4, 5 & 6
Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble

 

Tuesdays
4.45-5.15pm
Mr Zambolt/Mrs Emery
Junior Music
Commencing Term 2 – more information to be provided end of Term 1. Years 4,5, & 6 Choir Members – By Audition
Junior String Ensemble
(Years 3-6)
Tuesdays
7.30-8.15am
Mr Yang
Junior Music
Commenced
Tuesday 31 January
All welcome
To all Years 3-6 with string instrument skills
Junior Concert Band
(Years 3-6)
Thursdays
7.15-8.15am
Mr Zambolt & Mrs Emery
Band Room – Senior Music
Commenced
Thursday, 2 February
All welcome
To all Years 3-6 with wind/percussion instrument skills

Middle/Senior School Ensembles

Ensemble Rehearsal Time Conductor/Venue Rehearsals Commence Open
Senior Choir

Years 7-12

Wednesdays

3.30-5.15pm

Miss Kelly/Mrs Edmunds/Mr Ham

Langford Theatre

Commenced

Wednesday 1 February

All welcome

To all Years 7-12
Show Choir

Years 7-12

Wednesdays

3.30-5.15pm

Miss Kelly/Mrs Edmunds

Langford Theatre

Commencing Term 2 – more information to be provided end of Term 1. All Senior Choir Members – By Audition
Senza Ragazzi

Years 8-12

Tuesdays

3.30-5pm

Mrs Edmunds

W2/3 – Senior Music

Commenced

Tuesday 31 January

By audition at the end of previous year.
Senior String Ensemble
Years 7-12
Mondays

3.30-4.45pm

Mr Yang

W2/3 – Senior Music

Commenced
Monday, 30 January
All welcome
To all Years 7-12 with string instrument skills
Chamber Strings
Years 7-12
Mondays
4.45-5.15pm
Mr Yang
W2/3 – Senior Music
Commenced
Monday, 6 February
By audition
Middle School Concert Band
Years 7-9
Thursdays
3.30-4.45pm
Mr Zambolt
Band Room – Senior Music
Commended
Thursday, 2 February
All welcome
To all Years 7-9 with wind/percussion instrument skills
Senior School Concert Band
Years 10-12
Thursdays
3.30-4.45pm
Mr Yang
Band Room – Senior Music
Commenced
Thursday, 2 February
All welcome
To All Years 10-12
wind/percussion instrument skills
Big Band
Years 7-12
Tuesdays
7-8.15am
Mr Zambolt
Band Room – Senior Music
Commenced
Tuesday, 31 January
By audition
Rhythm and Blues Band Years 7-12 Mondays
5-6pm
Miss Kelly Commenced
Monday, 30 January
By audition at the end of previous year.

 

As you can see the year is off and running! We hope to see as many people as possible involved in the musical activities of St Hilda’s – both students and parents! Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible very soon.

Janette Kelly
Director of Music

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