The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Performing Arts


Welcome to Spring Term.

All parents and students should be advised that Instrumental lessons have re-commenced for the term, and by the end of this week, all ensembles will have held their first rehearsal after the break. For most students, they should continue with the ensembles they were rehearsing with last term unless advised otherwise by their music teacher or ensemble director. Some boys have been invited to move up and play with a higher group and this process will continue in the coming weeks.

On Monday 9 October, the annual Senior music students' dinner was held to recognise the contribution of our Year 11 and 12 students. It was a great opportunity for music students to celebrate the previous 12 months of hard work with rehearsals and performances. This year's Year 12 cohort have made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of the College and we wish them every success for their lives beyond the school gates. The dinner also marks a 'changing of the guard' for student leadership of the Music department, so we wish the new Year 12 cohort well for their musical aspirations in 2018.

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 (Thursday and Friday) via phone 9383 6841 or email

Alternately, please contact Mr Chris McMillan, Head of Performing Arts, via email or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact

Mr Chris McMillan
Head of Performing Arts