18 June 2018

Music Department

"Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself." - Henry Ward Beecher

The Spring Term has begun with a rush of new ensembles, new music and the usual Assembly commitments. The new Studio Orchestra played well in the Senior Assembly of Week 2 following on from the efforts of the Senior Concert Band that performed in first week. Orientation Days for the Middle School and Junior School were informative and a great way to meet new boys and parents.

Instrumental Music 2015:

During the next two weeks emails will be sent to a variety of family groups advising of the enrolment procedure for learning a musical instrument in 2015. Please note that for existing Scotch families, a new enrolment process will be in place - an online system that utilizes Parent Connect logins. For new Scotch families without a Parent Connect login, one universal form that covers all year levels will be made available.

The 2015 Music Handbook is available on the Scotch College website by following Our School / The Arts / Music, or by clicking this link: Music Handbook 2015.

Upcoming events include:

Thursday, 6 November, Guitar Soiree, 4.00pm, Middle School Music Room

Friday, 21 November, Piano Soiree, 4.00pm, Middle School Music Room

Many 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, 9 February 2015.

At the recent FOSM AGM the outgoing committee members were thanked for their work during the year with recognition given to Mr Bruce McCowan President, Ms Janine Goyder Vice-President, Jan Usher Secretary and Yvette Henderson Treasurer. A warm welcome was given to Mr Bruce McCowan and Ms Janine Goyder who were returned to their positions for a second year together with Ms Peta Scott-Morey Secretary and Mr Julian Mills as Treasurer. The Music Staff and boys look forward to the continued support provided by FOSM as we move into 2015.

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.