26 June 2017

Performing Arts

It has been a busy two weeks for all music and drama students. All rehearsals are in full swing as we begin preparations for the first concerts and public engagements for this year. Can I please encourage all families to take note of the dates published below.

Our Middle and Senior School drama students are underway with rehearsals for their respective productions of Danny Champion of the World and Dunsinane. This week, Scotch College hosted the annual Year 11 Drama Day, an opportunity for Year 11 Drama students from across the state to enjoy workshops presented by some of Perth's best practitioners.

Our Pipes and Drums are entering a very busy performance period, whilst also preparing for their upcoming tour to Nova Scotia. We also have two exchange students, Robbie MacGregor (Year 10, Brisbane) and Benjamin Schonken(Year 10, Ross) who are visiting from the Gordonstoun School in Elgin, Scotland who will be performing with us on Open Day.

Two young music students have recently been recognised for their exceptional talents. Hugo Fellows-Smith (Year 7) is preparing for his role as a member of the chorus for West Australian Opera's production of Tosca. Lachlan Hyndes (Year 9, Ross) has recently been accepted into the West Australian Youth Orchestra's Collegium ensemble as a cellist.

Thanks to all parents who continue to show their support of our Performing Arts programmes through their active involvement in our Friends' groups. If you would like to join either the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) or Pipes Band Parent Support Group, please let us know, or feel free to attend their next meeting.

Important dates for the Summer Term calendar are:

Week 6 (B)

Tuesday 7 March

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Friday 10 March

Open Day

Week 7 (A)

Monday 13 March

Drama Monologue Evening (6pm)

Foundation Theatre

Tuesday 14 March

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Friday 17 March

CSO Performance at Assembly

Week 8 (B)

Tuesday 21 March

Commonwealth Day Youth Rally, Kings Park (8 A team pipers)

Kings Park

Saturday 25 March

Hawaiian Ride for Youth (1/2 band)

Kings Park

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

Parents Ball - Year 12 Jazz Combo & Pipes and Drums (A team)

Playing Fields

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

Tuesday 25 April

ANZAC Day (selected soloists)

6:30am Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

ANZAC Day Parade (Full Band)

Perth CBD

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