Music News - September 2022

Music News - September 2022

Music News – September 2022

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Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Our Instrumental Ensembles and Choirs were out in force at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod over a three week period in the middle of this term, and produced some outstanding performances. All Middle/Senior ensembles received a Gold Award as well as some placings in high standard sections and our Junior Ensembles were also very successful with Junior Strings placing 3rd and Years 4-6 Choir being awarded 1st place in their respective sections.

Our larger ensembles, Middle/Senior Concert Band and Year 6 Band, will be submitted before the end of this term for participation in the virtual sections of the Eisteddfod.

Images courtesy of Move Photography

Name Section Level of achievement Result
Senior String Ensemble Secondary School String Ensemble – B Grade Gold 1st
Big Band Secondary School Big Band – B Grade Gold
Senior Choir (Yrs 7-9) Middle School Choir Gold 3rd
Senior Choir Secondary School Choir – A Grade Gold 3rd
Senza Ragazzi Secondary School Vocal Ensemble Gold
Senza Ragazzi Secondary School Showcase Ensemble Gold 2nd
Year 2-3 Choir Primary School Choir – Years 1-4 Silver
Year 4-6 Choir Primary School Choir – B Grade Gold 1st
Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble Primary School Vocal Ensemble Silver
Junior String Ensemble Primary School String Ensemble – B Grade Silver 3rd
Junior Concert Band Primary School Concert Band – C Grade Silver


Many of our talented musicians have also continued to perform individually as part of the Gold Coast and Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod. Whether they have received an award or not, the self-confidence gained from the experience is very valuable. If there are any individual results that we may not be aware of and are not listed below, please do not hesitate to advise the music department via

Name Year Section Result
Athena Wang 5 Piano Solo – Grade 5 20yrs and under VHC
Athena Wang 5 Piano Solo – Non-classical – 11yrs and under 3rd
Athena Wang 5 Piano Solo – 9 years 2nd
Emma Wang 9 Piano Solo – 13-15years 3rd


School Fete

It was also so fantastic to have our School Fete on Saturday 3 September for the first time in 3 years where, Junior Concert Band, Middle/Senior Concert Band, Big Band and Rhythm and Blues Band got to play their full repertoire of pieces for the crowd. Congratulations to all our musicians and conductors on providing two hours of non-stop music.  A great experience to have back in our calendar of events.

Term 4

Preparations are now well under way for Term 4 performance events for you to note in your diaries. For all unbolded events, look out for invitations on Parent Lounge to confirm you daughter’s involvement.   Hopefully these will include:

Date Event Ensembles
Thursday, 6 October Twilight Concert ·         Soloists
Tuesday, 11 October Twilight Concert ·         Soloists

·         Senza Ragazzi

·         Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble

Friday, 14 October Co-curricular Awards Evening ·         R & B Band,

·         Big Band,

·         Senior Choir,

·         Senior Strings and Middle/Senior Concert Band

Saturday, 15 October Music Fest (Brisbane) ·         Years 4-6 Choir and Vocal Ensemble

·         Junior Concert Band

Tuesday, 1 November ANCA – “Spirit of Song” Recording at Rehearsal ·         Senza Ragazzi

·         Years 4-6 Choir & Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday, 2 November ANCA – “Spirit of Song” Recording at Rehearsal ·         Senior Choir

·         Years 2-3 Choir

Friday, 4 November Principal’s and Old Girls Christmas Party ·         Big Band

·         R & B Band

Friday, 18 November Final Middle School Assembly ·         Senior Choir (Years 7-9 only)

·         Middle School Concert Band

Thursday, 24 November Speech Day ·         Years 2-6 Choir

·         Senior Choir

·         Middle/Senior Concert Band

·         Senior Strings


Music Examination Results

Congratulations also to the following the hard work that has enabled the achievement of the following music examination certificate.

Name Year Subject Grade Result
Charlotte White 11 Trinity College – Saxophone 3 Distinction


Ms Janette Kelly
Head of Music


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