14 August 2017

Performing Arts

Congratulations to all members of the Combined Scotch/PLC Orchestra who performed at the Quarry Amphitheatre for the PLC Proms Concert on Sunday 19 March. Fortunately, the wind dropped and rain stayed away, so the orchestra enjoyed playing to a capacity audience.

It has been wonderful to see so many students investigate the possibilities of Music performance to contribute towards the College's service activities. Callum Griffiths (Year 10, Shearer) arranged a wonderful afternoon of performances for the residents of Rocky Bay Disability Centre. The audience enjoyed a wide variety of repertoire from our Senior String Ensemble, Pipes and Drums, trumpet, piano and guitar soloists. As a result of Callum's intiative, Scotch musicians have been requested to perform at Rocky Bay as often as we possibly can.

The Middle School production of Danny Champion of the World was presented over three days last week to sold out audiences. The show was the culmination of many hours of rehearsal during the term and was a magnificent success. Congratulations to the director, Mrs Emma Cooper, the drama staff and to all cast and crew members.

Finally, well done to the Senior Jazz Combo who performed at the Parents' Ball under the marquee on Saturday 1 April. Their performance was well received by all who attended.

As we head towards the term break I would like to remind all musicians who are participating at the Fairbridge Festival or at the Mt Gambier Jazz Festival to mark the holiday rehearsals into your diaries. Please see the dates below.

Thanks to all parents who continue to show their support of our Performing Arts programme through their active involvement in our Friends' groups. If you would like to join either the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) or Pipe Band Parent Support Group, please let us know, or feel free to attend their next meeting.

Important dates for the Summer Term calendar are:

Week 10 (B)

Mon 3 Apr

Drama 12 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Tues 4 Apr

Drama 11 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Term Break

Sat 15 - Sat 22 Apr

NIDA Tour - Sydney (SS Drama Students)

Thurs 20 Apr

Rehearsal for Mt Gambier musicians

Rm 61

10.00am - 3.30pm

Fri 21 Apr

Rehearsal for Fairbridge Festival musicians

Rm 61

9.00am - 12 noon

Rehearsal for Mt Gambier musicians

Rm 61

12 noon - 4.00pm

Sat 22 Apr

Fairbridge Festival - Scotch Youth Voices, Senior Vocal ensemble & selected MS Music Students

Fairbridge, Pinjarra

Mon 24 Apr

Rehearsal for Mt Gambier musicians

Rm 61

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Tues 25 Apr

ANZAC Day (selected soloists)

6.30am - Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

ANZAC Day Parade (Full Band)

Perth CBD

Week 1 (A)

Sun 30 Apr

Mt Gambier Pre - tour performance

DC - 2.00pm

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrators, Julia Robinson (Monday to Wednesdays) and Donna Ranauro (Thursday and Fridays) via phone 9383 6841 or email music@scotch.wa.edu.au. Alternately, please contact Mr Chris McMillan, Head of Performing Arts, via email Chris.McMillan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au

Mr Chris McMillan
Head of Performing Arts