Music Matters

Tintern Grammar’s Brass Ensemble represents Tintern at Maroondah Schools ANZAC Service

On Wednesday afternoon the Tintern Brass Ensemble and a small group of Chamber Choir girls attended the Maroondah Schools ANZAC Service at Ringwood Lake. Guests at the event included representatives of The Honorable French Consul General and The Honorable Turkish Vice Consul, as well as the Mayor of Maroondah, Federal and State local politicians, local Council members and other local dignitaries.

The Tintern student group consisted of trumpeters Nicholas Elliott (Year 12), Ella Watt (Year 8), Eddie Wang (Year 11) and Kim Maher (Year 9) and Maya Watt (trombone) along with their tutor Maria Pisani (trombone). The group provided musical accompaniment for the singing of the National Anthem and a hymn. Grace Edwards, Sienna Gerin, Lovelyn Lim, Heidi Ruckert and Lucy Wheeler led the singing. Especially notable was Nick Elliott’s haunting rendition of the Last Post and Reveille on a World War 2 bugle which was gifted to Nick many years ago by the president of the Ringwood RSL in recognition of Nick’s talent on the trumpet. This event was convened by the Rotary Clubs of Ringwood and Croydon and was blessed with lovely warm weather and a gentle breeze.

The service was poignant and quite moving at times, as the MC explained to over 600 gathered primary and secondary school students that the purpose of the event was not to glorify war, but to remember the lives lost in the pursuit of peace. Junior School Captains, Amber Wild and Max Adam represented the school by reading the Requiem and laying a wreath. Our music students were wonderful ambassadors for our school and we thank them for their contribution to this local community event.

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Upcoming Music Faculty events in Term 2 include our Annual “At Home” Music Camp next weekend (29/30 April and 1 May). Over 120 music students will be coming together to rehearse with their ensembles at various times over the three-day event and to prepare the finale for our Annual Concert, which is scheduled for Friday 9 June in the CM Wood Centre, 7.30pm. Note this date in your diaries now!

Music Camp Schedule:

Friday 29 April

2:15pm                       Girls & Boys Intermediate Choirs

3:45pm                       Concert Choir & Senior Jazz Band

5:00pm                       Afternoon Tea

5:15-6.30pm           Girls & Boys Senior Chamber Choirs

Saturday 30 April

9:30am                       Concert Band & Scrolls

11.00am                    Morning Tea

11:15am                    All Music Campers (Choral Item)             

12:45pm                    Lunch, Camp Photo & Music Leaders’ Activities

2:15pm                       All Music Campers (Choral Item)

3:15pm                       Afternoon Tea                                 

3:30-5.00pm           Chamber Orchestra & Wind Symphony

Sunday 1 May

1:00pm                       All Music Campers (Choral Item)

3:00pm                       Afternoon Tea

3.30-5.00pm           Symphony Orchestra & Inter. Jazz Band

Please direct all enquiries about Music Camp to Mrs Feenane in the Music Office (9845 7837) or

Camp reply slips are due in to the Music Office by Friday 22 April.

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Gerard Barclay marching with band on ANZAC Day


Keep your eyes peeled on Monday 25 April if you are watching the annual ANZAC Day march down St Kilda Road and you may see our own Gerard Barclay (Year 10) performing with the MYM Marching Band. Well done, Gerard, on your regular weekly commitment to this ensemble and your contribution to this important event.





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