Posted on: Friday 18 September 2020
Posted in: Music
Music During Term 3
Congratulations to all our Music Ensembles across Junior, Middle and Senior Schools who have rehearsed so intently during Term 3 to produce some outstanding work.
In our efforts to be as COVID safe as possible whilst rehearsing, all ensembles have moved to the bigger rehearsal venues of the School Chapel and the Bev Philben Room, which has very successfully placed music rehearsals at the epicentre of the school community. We have lost count of all the fantastic compliments we have received on our music making which has been very affirming for all involved – musicians and teachers. Even though extended families may not have seen as much of our musicians out in the wider community as usual, we can assure you they have been an integral part of our School community during this time.
Gala Concert 2020
In lieu of the annual Gala Concert usually held in July, all ensembles have made recordings of their performance works to create a virtual Gala Concert. This week we have just added the finishing touches by recording all our comperes, and it is hoped to have the completed version available to all early next term. Please take the opportunity for a sneak peak of the recordings – “Happy” – Middle-Senior Concert Band and “Give Me A Kite” – Years 4-5 Choir.
AMEB Examination Results
Congratulations to musicians who have continued preparing for examinations throughout the last 6 months. Those mentioned below have already successfully completed AMEB video practical examinations or online Theory examinations and we have a considerable number of girls who will be submitting further video examinations or sitting face-to-face examinations early in Term 4.
|Charlize||Hamilton||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||Prelim||Honours|
|Sara||McCarthy||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||Prelim||Credit|
|Talia||Peters||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||1||Honours|
|Sabrina||Theobald||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||Prelim||Credit|
|Georgia||Thomasson||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||1||Honours|
|Sage||Wagner||6||AMEB Clarinet – Repertoire||1||Credit|
|Sage||Wagner||6||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||Prelim||Credit|
|Flora||Yang||8||AMEB Theory of Music||5||Honours|
|Maia||Sato||10||AMEB Saxophone for Leisure – Repertoire||6||Honours|
|Poppy-Jane||Todd||10||AMEB Music Craft||3||Honours|
|Stephanie||Korff||11||AMEB Music Craft||3||Credit|
|Alana||Li||11||AMEB Music Craft||3||Honours|
|Halle||Mudimu||11||AMEB Music Craft||3||Credit|
|Isabella||Nott||11||AMEB Music Craft||2||Credit|
|Isabella||Nott||11||AMEB Music Craft||3||Credit|
|Nicola||Wright||11||AMEB Theory of Music||3||Honours|
|Nicola||Wright||11||AMEB Music Craft||3||Honours|
Twilight Concerts Resume
Our first Twilight Concert since March will be occurring this week and we hope to also have Twilight Concerts in Weeks 1 and 2 of next term – Thursday 8 October and Tuesday 13 October at 5pm in the Chapel.
Families of those musicians performing will receive an email prior to the event which, depending on the number of girls performing, will advise how many audience members can attend to allow for adequate social distancing.
Year 6 Instrumental Music
Congratulations to Year 6 on making a very informal but impressive classroom recording of four ensemble pieces produced across Terms 2 and 3. We are very proud of their accomplishments, especially considering the pieces that were learnt during online learning. We hope all Year 6 families viewed the performances sent home earlier this term.
Term 4 Events
The annual Music Presentations will be held as usual next Term – as part of the Co-curricular Awards Evening on Friday 16 October for Middle Senior musicians and at Junior School Assembly on Monday 9 November. Invitations for Middle Senior musician attendance will be issued early next term, however, due to current health considerations, no families will be able to attend this year’s events.
We are also expecting music ensembles to be performing either live for the School or in virtual format for the whole School community, at the following Term 4 events:
Head of Music