On Tuesday 18 October, the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) held their AGM. On behalf of the College I would like to recognise the contribution made to this group from a number of parents of 2016 graduates. In particular, to the following Office Bearers:
President - Michelle Barrow
Vice President - Aurelie Blumann
Treasurer - Julian Mills
Secretary - Peta Scott-Morey
Friends of Scotch Music offers much needed support to all Music Department events in the Junior, Middle and Senior schools, so it would be great to see more parents becoming involved with this group.
Last week many of our Junior School boys enjoyed a performance by Fiddlesticks, as part of Musica Viva's Schools Programme. The guitar, violin and cello trio gave students a dynamic insight into a range of musical styles including tango, contemporary and familiar classics.
Rehearsals are underway for Presentation Day performances. Boys involved in the ensembles who have been selected to perform for these occasions will be sent further information regarding additional rehearsals. In addition, boys in the Junior and Middle schools are preparing for their Soiree concerts. Dates for the Violin, Cello and Piano events are listed below. Brass and Woodwind dates will be advised in the coming days.
All parents of students who are currently involved in Instrumental Music tuition, as well as new parents to the College should have received an email regarding re-enrolment into music for 2017. Any current Scotch families who would like to participate in the Music programme are encouraged to enrol your son via the Music Department website.
Important dates for the Spring Term calendar are:
Week 5, Thursday 10 November, Junior and Middle School End of Year Concert, 6.30pm Memorial Hall
Week 6, Tuesday 15 November, Violin Soiree, 4.00pm and 5.30pm MacKellar Hall
Week 6, Friday 18 November, Junior School Keyboard Soiree, 5.00pm MacKellar Hall
Week 7, Tuesday 22 November, Violin Soiree, MacKellar Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternately, please contact Mr Chris McMillan, Head of Performing Arts, via email Chris.McMillan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.
If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au
Mr Chris McMillan
Head of Performing Arts