16 October 2017

Performing Arts

Events

Winter Term continues to be an exciting period, full of performance opportunities for our students.

On Sunday 13 August, Scotch entered three Big Bands and two senior Jazz Combos into the WA Schools' Jazz Festival. All groups received excellent feedback from the adjudicators and Big Band 1 enjoyed an insightful masterclass with Mr Jerome Jennings, from the Lincoln Centre in New York. The Jazz Festival has become a significant event for schools across the state and attracts ensembles from every school sector. Scotch College was delighted to receive notification this week that Lewis Miller (Year 10, Anderson), who performed on bass in Big Band 2 and the Year 11 Jazz Combo was awarded a Certificate of Musical Excellence which includes a full scholarship to the WAAPA Summer School in 2018. Congratulations Lewis on a wonderful achievement.

During the long weekend, our Senior Guitar ensemble performed at the WA Schools' Guitar Festival. Congratulations to Mr Rob Spence and all members of the ensemble who performed to a very high standard and maintained the level of excellence demonstrated by Scotch College Guitar ensembles over many years.

Our Year 11 and 12 students are busily preparing their items for the Senior Recital Evening. This event includes the awarding of the Will Upson Award to a Year 12 musician for best solo performance for 2017. All students and parents are welcome to attend the Senior Recitals, which will be held this year in MacKellar Hall at 6.30pm on Friday 1 September. It promises to be a wonderful night, demonstrating the talents of our senior students.

Best of luck to Year 8 - 10 students who take to the Dickinson Centre stage next week performing The Prince and the Pauper. All cast members have been working hard since the end of last term to bring the show to life. Special thanks to the director of the show, Ms Rachel Budimlich who took on her role mid - Production after the departure of Mr Andrews. We look forward to the Scotch community supporting this production.

Preparations are in place for Arts Week in Week 7. This is a wonderful opportunity for the College to showcase its diverse Arts programme. Activities and performances will be taking place each day for students to enjoy. In the evenings, there are many events for both students and parents.

Date

Event

Location

Monday 4 September

Year 11 Drama Performances

Foundation Theatre, 6.00pm

Tuesday 5 September

Year 12 Drama Performances

Foundation Theatre, 6.00pm

Wednesday 6 September

Inspirations - Visual Art Exhibition

Gallery, Middle School, 6.00pm

Thursday 7 September

Media Awards Night

Dickinson Centre, 6.00pm

Friday 8 September

Spring Concert

Dickinson Centre, 6.30pm

We look forward to presenting these events to the Scotch College community and hope they are well supported.

Winter Term

Date

Time

Event

Location

Friday 1 September

6.30pm

Senior Recital Night (incl Will Upson Award)

MacKellar Hall

Saturday 2 September

6.30pm

PLC Spring Concert (Scotch Vox)

PLC

Monday 4 - Friday 8 September

Arts Week

Monday 4 September - Tuesday 5 September

All day

JS MS Music Festival and Music Camp

MacKellar Hall

Monday 4 September

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Combined Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal and Supper

Dickinson Centre

Friday 8 September

6.30pm

Senior Spring Concert

Dickinson Centre

Thursday 14 September

5.00pm

JS Music Strings Soiree

MacKellar Hall

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 Wednesday) and Donna Ranauro (Thursday and Friday) 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