Music Update

Music Update

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Term Two has been a busy time for staff and students in Music!  On Friday 14th May, we were invited to support the Caloundra RSL at their annual memorial for the HSA Centaur.  Eliza Bryan, Nicola Hewitt and Franklin Stamm, accompanied by Mr David Simpfendorfer, were honoured to sing the hymns and lay a wreath in commemoration of the 268 lives lost when the AHS Centaur was torpedoed off the Coast of Moreton Island.

On Monday 24th May, the Jazz Band were privileged to have guest conductor, Dr Rob McWilliams complete a short rehearsal with them.  After working internationally for many years, Dr McWilliams is currently an Education Outreach Clinician for Yamaha Music and a sessional lecturer at the Jazz Institute in Brisbane.  Although our session was very short, he gave us some helpful insights on how to be better musicians and how to strengthen our band.  We look forward to having him back in the near future, and hope to work with him for longer sessions with some more of our ensembles.

Date Claimer:  On Saturday 5th June, the Music Department is holding a fundraising event for our 2022 Music Tour.  From 7.30am – 3.30pm we will be at Bunnings Caloundra hosting a sausage sizzle.  The Jazz Band will provide some musical entertainment throughout the day.  If you are in the area, please stop by to grab a sausage and help us raise money for our upcoming trip!

On the same date, student musicians Frank and Louis Martin will be performing at the Australian Busking Championships in Noosa.  We wish them all the best!

All ensembles have been busily rehearsing for a number of upcoming performances.  On Friday 18th June, the Senior Strings are participating in a Combined Schools String Workshop at Siena Senior Catholic College.  They, along with Junior Strings, are also preparing for the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod early next term.  All ensembles are looking forward to performing at our Semester One Ensembles Concert on Thursday 24th June!   More details will be out soon.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mrs Aleisha Tuaine, Head of Department – Music