Term 3, Week 10 Music Update
Wind Ensemble Concert for Year 3 and Combined Schools Performance
On Wednesday, students from St Michael’s College and Bald Hills State School, as well as our own Year 3 students, were treated to a wonderful afternoon of music when our Concert Band and Wind Ensemble performed for them in the Walker Centre. The concert began with two songs played by an enormous ensemble comprising Concert Band and students from the St Michael’s Concert Band, conducted by Mr Allen, followed by a performance by Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr Weal. During the Wind Ensemble performance, ensemble members introduced the audience to different instruments of the band in preparation for when students are able to be part of their own schools’ band programs in 2018.
Thank you to our St Michael’s guests for making music with us, and congratulations to our Wind Ensemble students for and enjoyable and educational afternoon of music. Thank you also to Mr Allen and Mr Weal for organising such a great afternoon.
Junior Ensembles Concert
Our Junior Ensembles Concert on Sunday was the first proper opportunity for us to hold a concert in the Walker Centre, and our young musicians performed wonderfully. As always, students worked hard to prepare a great program of music, and the audience was suitably impressed. Congratulations on a wonderful year of music making, and thank you to parents for their support of ensembles this year.
Only three more weeks until SPS Fest! We are so excited about this year’s event, which will be a three day long festival this year from Wednesday to Friday of Week 1 next term. Some of the events we’ll be hosting are a drumming circle, karaoke, pop up ensemble performances and a special ‘Conduct Us!’ pop up group. To celebrate, we’ve got special ‘SPS Fest’ badges that students can collect from the Music Centre and wear during the last week of Term 3 and the first week of Term 4.
Our main events are going to be an Open Mic Night on Thursday night, during which any MS/SS student and any St Paul’s staff member can get up to play a song or two in The Black Room of the Music Centre. We have many talented bedroom singers, guitarists and pianists and this the chance to show other people how amazing they are, so please encourage anyone you know with a hidden talent to come along!
Then, of course, we have our SPS Fest Band Comp on Friday night. This is a highly anticipated event and students have been practising for months in the Music Centre. Auditions were held on Thursday, and we are pleased to announce that the following students have been successful in going through the competition.
The people who successfully auditioned for the SPS Fest Band Comp Solo and Duo section are;
|Grace Naidu (Year 9)|
|Ebony Riley and Riley Yorston (Year 11)|
|Brodie James-Brown (Year 11)|
|Sam Fenwick and Tia Gohil (Year 12)|
|Josh Crawford (Year 8)|
|Grace Spinks (Year 8)|
|Cheyenna Davidson-Collins and Grace Taylor (Year 8)|
|Fred Capper-Duffin (Year 11)|
|Alex Harper (Year 9)|
|Bronte Johnston and Jada Parsons (Year 9|
And the bands who will be competing on the night are;
|Full Distortion||Elliot Nutter, Josh Mellor, Harry Lee, Zack Keleher, Billie Kugelman|
|S.M.A.C.H||Sameel Deoji, Michael Alletsee, Harrison Coates and Joshua Crawford|
|Pretty On The Corner||
Jack Hipwood, Tom Glibling, James Engwirda, Harry Lynas, Charlie Milner
|The Element||Josh Perera, Josh Mellor, Alex Ham, Shania Perera|
Congratulations to all these musicians. Competitors need to keep an eye on their emails over the next few weeks for more information.
Spring Music Celebration
Our first Spring Music Celebration is on Friday October 13 in the Walker Centre, and will feature all of our Middle and Senior School Ensembles. There will be drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks (chips, chocolate) for sale, and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Tickets will be $5 per seat, and we’ll send more information out about this to parents soon. This will also be a great opportunity to farewell our Year 12s, who have given much to the Music Department for many years – some since Year 3!
Other upcoming events include;
- All MS and SS Choirs performing at St Mark’s Anglican Church on October 8
- Performances at the World School Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- MusicFest competition performances in October for selected ensembles
- St Columban’s Band Competition performances in October for selected ensembles
- Performances at the Academic CoA, CoA – Sports and JS CoA and Foundation Day
- Performance at the Pine Rivers Carols in the Park on Sunday November 26 (after the school year has ended) for selected ensembles
Stay up to date!
With so many events and performances planned for Term 4 it’s important to check the St Paul’s Music Facebook page, Instagram (@musicsps) and the St Paul’s Music website regularly for the most current and detailed information.
Hope to see you at one of our many performances soon!