Performing Arts Report – March 3, 2016

March 2, 2016

Music Camp

From February 26 -“ 28, the boys in our Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Stage Band and Chamber Choir participated in our annual music camp at Lake Dewar. The camp provided an opportunity for the boys to commence learning new pieces of music that will be played throughout the year and also provided the boys the chance to start building teamwork skills. The weekend featured intensive rehearsals in a variety of formats including sectionals with instrumental tutors, full band rehearsals and our first Marching Band rehearsal of the year. It was fantastic to see the senior boys who had played in our Marching Band last year assisting new members of the band. The new students picked the Marching Band skills up quickly and have set a very good foundation to build towards playing at the ANZAC Day Parade.

The weekend concluded with a Sunday afternoon concert where the boys were able to demonstrate the progress they had made over the course of the weekend. I would like to thank all of the music staff who attended the camp and for their efforts in making it a successful weekend.

Queensland Music Tour Fundraising Event

From August 10 -“ 14 our Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Stage Band will be participating in our Bi-annual Queensland Music Tour. To assist with offsetting some of the costs for this tour, Regent Cinemas are providing assistance. On Sunday May 1 at 2:00pm we will be hosting a fundraising screening of the movie Captain America: Civil War in Cinema One of the Regent Multiplex. The funds raised for this event will go towards lowering the fees for each student attending the Music Tour. Tickets for this event will be $15 each and a prize of eight Gold Class Movie Tickets will be awarded to the person who sells the most. Ticketing opens on Thursday March 24. More details will follow.

Combined College Production

Rehearsals for our Combined College Production of -Les Miserables -“ School Edition- have commenced successfully at Loreto College. The boys in the cast have been working very hard at rehearsals learning both their vocal parts and their blocking.

The show is being held at the Mary’s Mount Centre at Loreto College on Wednesday 1 June, Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Further details regarding tickets will become available in the coming weeks.

Students Beginning Music Lessons

With the Year 7’s starting a new instrument this year you might like to click on the below link for some helpful hints for- parents of students beginning music lessons.