16 October 2017

Music Department

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm to life and to everything." Plato

Since the last edition of The Thistle boys have recommenced rehearsals preparing for upcoming performances and a busy performance calendar later in the year.

The first Scotch College performance this term will include the combined Scotch/PLC ensembles including the Combined Symphony Orchestra and Combined Vocal Ensemble who will perform at the Quarry Amphitheatre on Sunday 20 March which is a fantastic outdoor venue for music performance.

Next term will provide multiple opportunities for boys to demonstrate their performance abilities with a variety of exciting events planned. Please make a note of these upcoming dates for your dairy:

Upcoming Performance Dates

Summer Term

Week 2, Monday 8 February, FOSM meeting, 7.00pm Senior Music Department

Week 7, Sunday 20 March, PLC Quarry Concert with Combined Ensembles

Autumn Term

Week 2, Monday 2 May, FOSM meeting, 7.00pm Senior Music Department

Week 6, Tuesday 31 May, Vocal Showcase, 6.30pm Dickinson Centre

Week 7, Wednesday 8 June, Junior and Middle School Autumn Concert, 6.30pm Dickinson Centre

Week 9, Friday 24 June, Music Department Jazz Night, 7.30pm Dickinson Centre

Week 10, Wednesday 29 June, Con Brio Strings Concert, 6.30pm, Dickinson Centre

Supporting the musical activities is Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department. 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 will be held on Monday 8 February, at 7.00pm in the Senior Music Department.

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 Tim Simpson, Acting Head of Music, via email TMSimpson@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6824.

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 Tim Simpson

Acting Head of Music