3 April 2017

Performing Arts

Thank you to all Instrumental Music students and parents for the manner in which lessons have commenced. For most students, lessons began in Week 2 and many tutors have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of practice some of their students had maintained over the holiday break. We have had a number of late additions to our instrumental music staff and I would like to thank you for your patience as some instruments have only commenced this week.

By now, all boys in the Year 3 String and Year 6 Band programmes will have been issued with their instruments and commenced tuition. I trust all students will make the most of this opportunity as the year progresses.

I am aware that a number of Scotch students learn instruments outside the school programme. I would encourage all parents to inform the Music Department of these arrangements so that your son may still have the opportunity to participate in a school ensemble. Often boys are not included in these groups as we are simply not aware that they play instruments.

Over the past week, auditions have been held for the upcoming Drama productions, and it has been great to see so many boys willing to participate.

Thanks to all parents who attended the first Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) meeting for the year. The group has a number of new members and is keen to initiate some new ideas for our music events. I would encourage all Music parents to consider joining the group or participating in events throughout the year. Opportunities for parent involvement will be advertised prior to these events.

Important dates for the Summer Term calendar are:

Week 3 (A)

Wednesday 15 February

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.00pm)

Friday 17 February

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (3.30pm -5.30pm)

DC

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (6.30pm)

Week 4 (B)

Tuesday 21 February

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.00pm)

Friday 24 February

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.30pm)

Week 5 (A)

Wednesday 1 March

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Thursday 2 March

Pipe Band Parents' Welcome Afternoon Tea

Senior Choir at Western Force

Week 6 (B)

Tuesday 7 March

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (3.30pm -5.30pm)

DC

Friday 10 March

Open Day

Week 7 (A)

Tuesday 14 March

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Wednesday 15 March

Drama Monologue Evening (6.00pm)

Week 9 (A)

Sunday 26 March

PLC Proms Concert

Quarry Amphitheatre

Tuesday 28 March

MS Production Dress Rehearsal

DC

Thursday 30 March

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (7.00pm)

DC

Friday 31 March

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (7.00pm)

DC

Saturday 1 April

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (2.00pm)

DC

Week 10 (B)

Monday 3 April

Drama 12 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Tuesday 4 April

Drama 11 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Term Break

Saturday 15 - Saturday 22 April

NIDA Tour - Sydney (SS Drama Students)

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 April

Fairbridge Festival - MS Music Students

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 Alana MacPherson (Thursday and Fridays) via phone 9383 6841 or email music@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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