16 October 2017

Music Department

Spring Term commences, the Music Department will be involved in Orientation programmes, the Presentation Assemblies and Speech Nights, plus the last traditional concert of the year, the Junior and Middle School End Of Year Concert. Please note that this event will be held in the Dickinson Centre on Friday 30 October at 6.30pm. Everyone is very welcome to enjoy this free event to celebrate the work of the Junior and Middle School musicians. Specific information will be sent to performers via email. Several Instrumental tutors are also holding instrument-specific Soirees in addition to the main concert to enable their own students to perform to each other in front of families and friends in a smaller setting. These are always enjoyable events.

The change of the Academic Year, in Senior School, (particularly as Year 8 remains as part of Middle School until 2016), enables changes to be made to the co-curricular Music Ensemble Programme. Specific ensemble membership details are still being finalized through weeks 1 and 2, because while Senior School boys have risen one academic year level, sport requirements have not changed. This particularly impacts Year 10 boys who are still playing in Year 9 teams. I appreciate that it takes a couple of days to sort sport commitments and musical ensemble membership and I hope to have any clashes resolved as soon as possible.

Upcoming events include:

Monday 19 October, FOSM Ordinary Meeting and AGM, 7.00pm, Senior Music Department

Friday 30 October, Junior and Middle School End of Year Concert, 6.30pm, Dickinson Centre

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 straightforward 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, 19 October and will include the Annual General Meeting.

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.

Mr David Coughlan

Head of Music