CM Wood Performance Centre filled to capacity at Annual Jazz Night
Jazz Night has once again proven to be an exciting event, with plenty of lively jazz music provided for our capacity crowd of students, teachers and parents to enjoy. The Intermediate and Senior Jazz Bands, Senior Chamber Choirs (renamed ‘The Crooners’ and ‘The Choo Choo Singers’ for the event) and the Concert Choir (a.k.a. ‘The Gang of Groovers’) provided some sparkling entertainment during the evening. The New Melbourne Jazz Band returned to Tintern as our special guests, providing some magnificent music which had plenty of people up and on the dance floor. There were also lucky squares and silent auction prizes to bid for, which provided additional entertainment. Former Music Director Ron Trigg was also welcomed, and he presented the Annual Ron Trigg Jazz Musician Award at the conclusion of the event. Congratulations must go to Rory Shepherd in Year 12, who was the deserving recipient of this prestigious award. An especially big thank you to the parents in the Friends of Music Committee, who brought the whole event to fruition. It certainly was a memorable and most enjoyable evening for all those fortunate enough to attend.
by Corey Robinson, Year 12 Music Captain
After the many long hours of rehearsing for all the senior students, the House Singing competition turned out to be a great success. The theme this year was ‘Classic Songs: pre-80s’ and all of the houses put a lot of effort into learning the set song, ‘The Timewarp’ from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as their choice songs. The performances were all astounding and all the hard work and time that was spent rehearsing definitely paid off for the Houses. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner. Congratulations to Butterss-Cross for winning this year’s House Singing. It was a well deserved victory! Special thanks to all the staff who helped organise and support the Houses and the House Co-ordinators and House leaders who made the whole process leading up to the event run so smoothly.
by Annie Chou, Music Captain
Small Ensembles Concert
On Thursday evening 19 May, we enjoyed an hour and a half of spectacular music performed by nine different ensembles at the Small Ensembles Concert in the CM Wood Performance Centre. It was wonderful to hear the performances and exceptional talents of the students from both the Middle School and Senior College. We were treated to a diverse selection of repertoire ranging from well-known Baroque pieces, to Jazz ensemble music and renditions of famous theme songs. It was a great opportunity for all students to have the chance to perform in smaller ensembles in front of an appreciative and supportive crowd. We would especially like to thank all of the many music teachers who assisted in organising this concert and making it possible. It certainly was an enjoyable evening for both the performers and the audience.
by Alison Yang, School Pianist, Year 12