16 October 2017

Music Department

"Every child can be educated, depends on how you do it." - Shin'ichi Suzuki

suzuki - music

On Friday, 20 June, nearly 150 musicians from the Junior and Middle Schools performed in their annual Autumn Concert in the Dickinson Centre. This concert provided an opportunity for the boys to present the work that they have been preparing during before and after school rehearsals, together with the Year 5 boys who have been developing a presentation based on their Unit of Inquiry.

To a packed audience, the show opened with the enthusiastic Year 5 performance "Construction" with the following items involving audience dancing, jazz bands, orchestras, vocal ensembles and string orchestras. Parents enjoyed tea and coffee in the foyer while taking the most of the opportunity to catch up with friends. My thanks to all music teachers, students and families for supporting this event along with Mr Dickson and Mr Mann, who really lifted "rock" music to a whole new level.

Upcoming events include Reporter Photos 23 July, Senior Recital and Upson Award 31 July, Jazz Night 8 August, Performance Festivals 9 - 10 August and Con Brio 12 - 13 August. Please make a note of the new date for the annual Jazz Night - now to be held at the end of Week 3 Winter Term.

Each of the events listed above are supported by FOSM. If you would like to join the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) - a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department, the process is very straight forward via the FOSM email below. FOSM meets once or twice each term with all meetings beginning at 7.00pm. Meetings go for approximately one hour, and are held in the Senior School Music Room with everyone welcome. Please consider becoming involved in the FOSM Parent Support group as an excellent way to support your son and the Music Programme at Scotch College. The next FOSM Meeting is to be held Monday, 28 July.

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrator, Julia Robinson (9383 6841) music@scotch.wa.edu.au

Alternately, please contact Mr David Coughlan, Head of Music, via email DGCoughlan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department by receiving information about the work of FOSM, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au.