27 November 2017

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Welcome to Winter Term - a very busy and exciting musical term! There are many events scheduled for everyone to enjoy throughout August and September and I encourage you to take a note of the dates for your diary. The first event to be held early next term is the magnificent Jazz Night "Sounds of the 70s", presented on Friday, 2 August. This event is always a fun, relaxing, toe-tapping night of musical entertainment and I encourage everyone to gather a table of friends together and get tickets! Please click on the attachment flyer for more information. Tickets are selling fast!!!

The following week, on Thursday, 8 August, the senior musicians from Years 11 and 12 will present a range of solo and small group performances at the Senior Recital and Upson Award Performances held at 7pm in the Dickinson Centre. This is a newly styled event that is designed to showcase the musical talents of our older boys as they approach their end of year performance exams. A new event not to be missed.

Three days later, on Sunday, 11 August, the Combined Symphony Orchestra and the various Big Bands and Jazz Combo are performing at the WA Schools' Jazz and Orchestra Festival held at Churchlands High School and John Septimus Roe Anglican Community College. Tickets for these events are extremely inexpensive and everyone is welcome to attend as audience members. This is a great opportunity to see Scotch musicians side by side with their peers from across the state of Western Australia. Further information can be found by following the link found at the end of this newsletter.

On Wednesday, 21 August, the Scotch College String players are performing at their annual Strings Soiree, "Con Brio" at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. This free event is open to all who enjoy high quality string music performed by students from our Junior School through to our senior musicians in Year 12. A great event that highlights the pathway available to our string players across our three sub-schools.

The term concludes with the "finale" performances of the 2013 academic year, the Scotch College Senior Spring Concert, held at 6.30pm in the Dickinson Centre on Friday, 6 September, and the PLC Senior Spring Concert, held the following day on Saturday, 7 September. These free performances which are open to the whole Scotch College community, are an opportunity to celebrate the work of all performers in the senior ensembles and to farewell our senior Year 12 musicians who give so much of their time and energy supporting the musical life of the school.

A final performance, held on Thursday, 12 September in the MacKellar Hall, is the Junior School Strings Soiree, an opportunity to enjoy the work of our youngest string players - the Year Three string programme musicians.

The Music Department holds a variety of performances for the Scotch College community throughout the year plus events for Scotch College boys and the girls from PLC who participate in Combined Ensembles. A more detailed version of the Music Department's Newsletter can be found by following this link.

https://ishare.scotch.wa.edu.au/groups/thevmdthevirtualmusicdepartment/wiki/a583e/Music_Department_Newsletter.html (Please use your Scotch Parent login.)