Music News - February 2020

Music News - February 2020

Music News – February 2020

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Hello and welcome back to St Hilda’s Music for 2020!

Our musicians from Years 4 to 12 have already worked with enthusiasm during Sing Out held on the first weekend of the year, where they had the opportunity to sing together, work with guest clinician Mr Paul Holley and finally perform for an appreciative audience of parents and friends.  String Ensembles, Junior Concert Band, Senza Ragazzi, Big Band and Rhythm and Blues Band have also had their first rehearsals. What an excellent start to the year!

Extra Subject Music Lessons

All students should receive at least their first lesson during Week 3 (10-14 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” Enrolment 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. A link to the enrolment form is available on the School Website under Parent Resources.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times

By this Thursday 13th February, 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

3.30-4.15pm

Mrs Ishiyama/Mrs Sands

Caedmon Centre

Commencing

Thursday 6 February

All welcome

To all Years 2s and 3s
Years 4,5,6 Choir

 

Tuesdays

3.30-4.45pm

Mrs Emery/Mrs Sands

Caedmon Centre

Commenced

Tuesday 4 February

All still welcome

To all Years 4, 5 & 6
Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble

 

Tuesdays

4.45-5.15pm

Mrs Emery/Mrs Sands

Caedmon Centre

Commencing late Term 1 – more information to be provided mid 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 4 February

All still 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, 30 January

All still 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/Mrs Sands

Langford Theatre

Commenced

Wednesday 29 January

All still welcome

To all Years 7-12
Senza Ragazzi

Years 8-12

Tuesdays

3.30-5pm

Mrs Edmunds/Mr Zambolt

W2/3 – Senior Music

Commenced

Tuesday 4 February

By audition at the end of previous year.
Senior String Ensemble

Years 7-12

Mondays

3.30-4.45pm

Mr Yang

W4/5 – Senior Music

Commenced

Monday, 3 February

All still welcome

To all Years 7-12 with string instrument skills
Middle School Concert Band

Years 7-9

Thursdays

3.30-4.45pm

Mr Zambolt

Band Room – Senior Music

Commencing

Thursday, 13 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

Commencing

Thursday, 13 February

All welcome

To All Years 10-12

wind/percussion instrument skills

Big Band

Years 7-12

Tuesdays

6.50-8.05am

Mr Zambolt

Band Room – Senior Music

Commenced

Tuesday 4 February

By audition
Rhythm and Blues Band Years 7-12 Mondays

5-6pm

Miss Kelly Commenced

Monday, 3 February

By audition at the end of previous year.

 

Music Examination Results and Junior SHEP Participants from End of 2019

Congratulations are extended to the following musicians on their hard work to enable the achievement of such pleasing results at the end of last year.

Name   Year Subject Grade Result
Edwina Thomson 12 Flute 8 Honours
Saho Hiroe 5 Violin 5 Honours

 

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program Primary 2019 was held from 30 November – 1 December where we were honoured to have 12 of our Junior Musicians taking part. Congratulations to:

  • Year 7: Gigi Aniya, Jaxsyn Fill, Madeleine Jackson, Maya McGowan and Manci Yu – Voice, Sophie Hirabe – Violin, Erin Leinster – Cello, Aurora Salmon – Flute
  • Year 6: Portia van Twest, Sage Wagner, and Elodie Willemsen -Voice, Anna Zeng – Violin

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
Head of Music

 

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