Music News - February 2021

Music News - February 2021

Music News – February 2021

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Hello and welcome back to St Hilda’s Music for 2021!

Our musicians from Years 4-12 have already worked with enthusiasm during Sing Out held on the first weekend of the year, where they had the opportunity to sing together, and perform their first concert for an appreciative audience of parents and friends. String Ensembles, Senza Ragazzi, Big Band and R & B 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 (8-12 Feb).  If your daughter has not yet received a lesson time and you have completed an Enrolment Form, accepted Terms and Conditions and completed payment of Semester 1 fees on Parent Lounge, 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

All Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles will have commenced their rehearsals by 10 Feburary.  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

Ensemble Rehearsal Time Conductor/

Venue

Rehearsals Commence Open
Years 2-3 Choir

 

Wednesdays

7.30-8.15am

Mrs Ishiyama/Mr Sharp

Chapel

Commencing

Wednesday 10 February

All welcome

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

 

Tuesdays

3.30-4.45pm

Mrs Emery/Mrs Ishiyama

Chapel

Commenced

Tuesday 2 February

All still welcome

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

 

Tuesdays

4.45-5.15pm

Mrs Emery/Mrs Ishiyama

Chapel

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 2 February

All still welcome

To all Years 3-6 with string instrument skills
Junior Concert Band

(Years 3-6)

Thursdays

7.15-8.15am

Mrs Emery/Mrs Ishiyama

Bev Philben Room

Commenced

Thursday, 4 February

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/Mr Sharp – Chapel Commenced

Wednesday 3 February

All still welcome

To all Years 7-12
Senza Ragazzi

Years 8-12

Tuesdays

3.30-5pm

Mrs Edmunds/Mr Zambolt

Band Room

Commenced

Tuesday 2 February

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

Years 7-12

Mondays

3.30-4.45pm

Mr Yang

Langford Theatre

Commenced

Monday, 1 February

All still welcome

To all Years 7-12 with string instrument skills
Chamber Strings

Years 7-12

Mondays

4.45-5.15pm

Mr Yang

Langford Theatre

Commencing

Monday, 1 February

By audition
Middle School Concert Band

Years 7-9

Thursdays

3.30-4.45pm

Mr Zambolt

Band Room

Commenced

Thursday, 28 January

All still 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

Commenced

Thursday, 28 January

All still welcome

To All Years 10-12

wind/percussion instrument skills

Big Band

Years 7-12

Tuesdays

6.50-8.05am

Mr Zambolt

Band Room

Commenced

Tuesday 2 February

By audition
Rhythm and Blues Band Years 7-12 Mondays

5-6pm

Miss Kelly

Band Room

Commenced

Monday, 1 February

By audition at the end of previous year.

 Music Examination Results from End of 2020

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
Iliana Zakaria 9 AMEB Music Craft 1 Pass
Gloria Zhou 9 AMEB Music Craft 1 Credit
Chrystal Chen 9 AMEB Music Craft 1 Credit
Lucy Holt 9 AMEB Music Craft 1 Credit
Lily Yu 9 AMEB Music Craft 1 Credit

Junior and Middle School SHEP Participants from End of 2020

The 2020 Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Programs for Primary and Middle School were held from 27-29 November and 5-6 December respectively, and we were honoured to have 31 of our musicians take part. Congratulations to:

Middle School SHEP participants:

  • Year 10: Maeka Free – Percussion; Natasha Korff – Voice; Varvara Litvinova – Double Bass
  • Year 9: Erin Leinster, Trinity McIntyre, Annabel Morison, Constance O’Connell, Asharna Smith, Kate Taylor – Voice
  • Year 8: Gigi Anaiya, Jaxsyn Fill – Voice; Sophie Hirabe – Violin; Alex Zheng – Cello
  • Year 7: Imogen Bellchambers, Sabrina Theobald, Portia van Twest and Elodie Willemsen – Voice

Primary SHEP participants:

  • Year 7: Xanthe Clifford, Alexandra Delahunty, Sally Nutley, -Voice; Emma Craig – Violin; Talia Peters and Georgia Thomasson – Alto Saxophone
  • Year 6: Yve-Noelle Bollinger, Hertha Chang, Grace Tapper – Voice. 

Janette Kelly
Head of Music

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