15 October 2018

Music Department

On Thursday 19 May Middle School and Senior School musicians joined students from many other schools who attended at West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra's Concert for Schools, which was hosted by Scotch College. The audience had the privilege of hearing elite student performers from WA playing the history of jazz which included music from New Orleans street beat to recent compositions for Big Band. Many Scotch performers were thrilled to hear WAYJO's rendition of Victor Goines 'Second Line' this repertoire has been performed by several Scotch ensembles in recent years.

Perth's premier Drumline led by Scotch music staff member Mr James Chong the 'Perth Thundercorps' performed at Senior School Assembly. This performance demonstrated the precision and power of the US style marching percussion ensemble to senior students. Boys currently playing percussion in the Music Department and Pipe Band have the chance to perform in a Drumline at Scotch; they are invited to contact the Music Department if they would like to be a part of this ensemble.

Parents are welcome to attend upcoming concerts on the School's performance calendar including; the Vocal Showcase on Tuesday 31 May in the Dickinson Centre Foyer, which will feature the School's vocal ensembles and senior vocal soloists; and on Wednesday 8 June the Junior School and Middle School Concert will be held in the Memorial Hall, which will showcase the talents of boys from these schools.

The Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) will meet in the Senior School Music Department on Tuesday 7 June to organise preparation and presentation leading into these showcase performances.

Important Dates:

Autumn Term

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

Week 7, Wednesday 7 June, FOSM Meeting, 7.00pm Senior Music Department

Week 7, Wednesday 8 June, Junior and Middle School Autumn Concert, 6.00pm Dickinson Centre

Week 9, Wednesday 22 June, John Morrison (Drummer/Band Leader) and Jacki Cooper (Vocalist) visiting artists

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

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrators, Julia Robinson (Monday to Wednesdays) and Donna Ranauro (Thursday and Fridays) via phone 9383 6841 or email 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, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Mr Tim Simpson

Acting Head of Music