16 October 2017

Music Department

"One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain." Bob Marley

Scotch students and staff had the opportunity to watch Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra rehearse in the Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 2 March. This was a fantastic opportunity for the boys to hear the leading artists in their field playing live. We would like to encourage boys and families to take advantage of any opportunities to listen to live music from world-class performers.

On Thursday 10 March Mr. Jonathon Welch and his Choir of Hard Knocks will be visiting Scotch College for a rehearsal and performance with the Scotch Youth Voices and Combined Scotch/PLC Vocal ensemble. Boys who are members of the Scotch Youth Voices will attend an afternoon rehearsal with Jonathon Welch and his choir. The evening performance will feature all of these musicians and will commence at 6.30pm in the Dickinson Centre, tickets are available for this concert through 'Book a Scotch Event' through the school website.

The Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) is a group of parents who support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 15 March at 7.00pm with cheese platter and drinks provided. The evening will be held in the Senior School Music Room and FOSM welcome both middle school parents and parents with boys who are new to senior school. As the combined Scotch/PLC Symphony Orchestra will also be rehearsing at that time, you will have an opportunity to hear them prepare for their upcoming performances.

Upcoming Performance Dates

Summer Term

Week 7, Tuesday 15 March, FOSM wine and cheese evening, 7.00pm Senior Music Department

Week 7, Friday 18 March, Combined Symphony Orchestra Assembly Performance 7.30am Dickinson Centre

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

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

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, 6.00pm 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

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