Music Matters

Congratulations to Clarisse Liew on attaining her Associate Diploma of Music (A Mus A) on Violin.

It has been wonderful to see a number of students completing assessments run by the Australian Music Examinations Board over recent weeks. Special mention must be made of Clarisse Liew (Year 9) who achieved her Associate Diploma of Music on Violin and attended a Diploma award ceremony at the University of Melbourne last week to receive her certificate. Well done, Clarisse!

Performers at Assemblies

The Scrolls String Orchestra provided an entertaining start to the week for the Junior School Boys on 20 March with their exciting rendition of ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ by Peter Wilson. It is always wonderful to have our Middle School and Senior College students make the time to perform for the younger students. Many thanks to Mrs Mackie for organising this performance.

Many thanks to our Hairspray Pit Orchestra members

Our production of ‘Hairspray’ was memorable for so many reasons, not the least of which was the awesome contribution to the musical fabric made by the unseen members of the pit orchestra. Many thanks to music students Clarisse Liew (Violin), Ron Chen (Violin), Tara McAsey (‘Cello), Holly Fryer (Flute), Charlotte Menagh (Saxophones and Clarinet), Edward Wang (Trumpet), Maya Watt (Trombone), Erin Hynson (Guitar) and Steven Zhang (Auxiliary Percussion) for all your hours of rehearsing on Friday afternoons in Term 4 (last year) and Term 1 (this year), and for your focussed playing in the pit last week. The students were, of course, most ably supported in the band by music staff Victoria Lok, Melissa Mackie, Nalini Scarfe, Lisa Clarke, David Bathgate and Ryan Di Cecco.

Kelson and Penelope Thwaites Music Award Applications close this Friday 31 March

Music students in Year 5 to 12 may apply for the Music awards as outlined in the application document, available from the Junior or Senior Music Office or by clicking on this link. Auditions for the awards will be held on Wednesday 3 May.

By Alison Bezaire, Director of Music and Equestrian Coordinator

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