16 October 2017

Music Department

A big welcome to everyone as we begin Music 2015, a year that is full of exciting events and concerts. Rehearsals have already begun with many ensembles rehearsing in Week 1, in particular the Senior Concert Band meeting on Wednesday afternoon for boys in Years 9 to 12. A brand new ensemble, The Middle School Concert Band for boys in Year 8 (with Year 6s and 7s by invite only), will begin rehearsing in the Senior School Music building on Tuesday 10 February. All ensemble members should have received an email outlining the first rehearsal, time, date and venue from their Ensemble Director.

I am very pleased to be able to welcome two staff members into the Music Department for 2015. Jenny Coleman, who was working with us in 2014 has taken up a one-term position in Middle School Music, and Graeme Bell has taken an ongoing position in the Senior Music Department. They are looking forward to sharing in the fantastic musical programmes that we have planned for the year ahead.

There is a range of exciting musical events organized for this term including the following dates:

Upcoming Dates

9 February, FOSM Meeting

13 March, Open Day

20 March, Music Department Quiz Night

21 March, Saturday, Quarry Performance for Combined Ensembles as guests of PLC

Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department is meeting on the following dates throughout the year beginning with the first meeting on Summer Term Week 2, 9 February. All meetings begin at 7.00pm, 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.

New Families are welcome and encouraged to contact the Music Department if you would like to become involved in the musical life of Scotch College. Late enrolments for boys wishing to learn musical instruments are also welcome.

Music Scholarships are available for those boys entering Year 7 next year. Students wishing to apply for a Music Scholarship for Year 7 2016 are required to register to the Head of Music via Music Administration. Applicants will not be considered unless they have participated in the Music Audition process to be held on Saturday, 9 May 2015. Students wishing to apply for a Music Scholarship are not required to sit the Academic testing. Enquires for Music Scholarships can be emailed to music@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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.