12 June 2017

Performing Arts

Congratulations to all performers who participated in this week's Vocal Showcase. It was wonderful to see so many boys willing to sing, either as soloists, as a member of an ensemble or both. Thanks to all staff who assisted on this evening as conductors, accompanists or mentors.

Scotch Vox members have had a busy week as they also performed at the PLC Chamber Music Concert at Christchurch Claremont, as part of the Scotch / PLC combined voices. This was the first performance of the year for the combined ensemble and we look forward to this group continuing to develop and excel in the coming months.

The last four weeks of this term are busy for music students across the school, with the Junior and Middle School Concerts, the IPSHA Festival, and Orchestra Festival on the horizon. I would encourage all students to prioritise their ensemble rehearsals in the lead up to these events.

A reminder to all Music students in Year 9 - 12 to hand in your forms for the Music Department Quiz Night. This night is open for all Scotch and PLC students who participate in classroom Music, instrumental music lessons and/or an ensemble. It promises to be a fun evening and a great way to mix with peers from both schools. For all students who have misplaced their forms, please drop into the Music Office and pick up another one.

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

Important dates for the Autumn Term calendar are:

AUTUMN TERM

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday 29 May

7.00pm

PLC Chamber Concert (for Scotch Vox only)

Christchurch Claremont

Tuesday 30 May

6.30pm

Vocal Showcase

Scotch College DC

Tuesday 6 June

7.00pm

FOSM Meeting

Senior Music Department

Tuesday 6 June

7.00pm - 8.30pm

Combined Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

MacKellar Hall

Thursday 8 June

6.00pm and 7.00pm

JS MS Autumn Concert

MacKellar Hall

Friday 9 June

7.00pm

Music Department Quiz Night (Yrs 8 - 12)

MacKellar Hall

Wednesday 14 June

7.00pm

Senior Production - Dunsinane

Scotch College (DC)

Wednesday 14 June

7.00pm - 8.30pm

Combined Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

MacKellar Hall

Thursday 15 June

7.00pm

Senior Production - Dunsinane

Scotch College (DC)

Friday 16 June

7.00pm

Senior Production - Dunsinane

Scotch College (DC)

Saturday 17 June

2.00pm and 7.00pm

Senior Production - Dunsinane

Scotch College (DC)

Tuesday 20 June

TBC

IPSHA Festival (Junior School)

Perth Convention Centre

Thursday 22 June

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Combined Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Scotch College (DC)

Sunday 25 June

1.00pm

WA Schools Orchestra Festival

Churchlands SHS

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 Wednesday) and Donna Ranauro (Thursdays 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