Music - Week 17

Music Eisteddfod

The annual Music Eisteddfod returns next week, on Sunday, 18 June and Monday, 19 June. We have received a staggering 423 entries this year, making for an exciting few days of music performances throughout the College! Expert adjudicators in each instrumental and vocal category will be allocating house points, with medals and trophies ready to be engraved with sectional winners! Please see below for section times and locations across the two days.

 

For students with multiple entries who note clashes between sessions, please advise the session’s scribe that you will need to perform at the beginning, so that you can make both sessions. Please note that, with the exception of these cases, parents and students are expected to stay for the entirety of their session in courtesy of other performers. Tea and coffee is available for audience members, outside the Performing Arts Centre.

 

For students who require complimentary piano accompaniment, please book times with Mr Dockery (voice and senior winds) or Mr Johnston (strings) through the Music Office. Please note that the Eisteddfod Winner’s Concert, where medals and trophies will be presented, is to be held on Sunday, 25 June at 5:30pm in the GBLT, see the attached schedule for times.

 

We are looking forward to next weekend immensely, and hope to see as many friends and family in support of all performers as possible!

 

St George's Cathedral Lunchtime Concert

All families are invited to attend the annual lunchtime concert at St George’s Cathedral, located in the heart of Perth city. This concert features small ensembles – vocal and instrumental – in the beautiful surrounds and acoustics of the cathedral, and is scheduled for 1:00pm on Wednesday, 21 June. Entry is free to all members of the public.

Music Camp

Please note that the annual Music Camp is scheduled, for eligible secondary students in ensembles, for Friday, 21 July to Sunday, 23 July in New Norcia. Ensembles in attendance include Treble Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Swing Band, Concert and Wind Bands and Chamber Orchestra and small ensembles derived from the larger.

 

Parents and friends are invited to join the musicians for Mass on the Sunday morning, and a community concert on Sunday afternoon. Further details about Music Camp are scheduled to be emailed to parents and students in the coming weeks.

Music Badges

New badges for all auditioned ensembles at the College have arrived! Each ensemble member is eligible to receive a badge, based on their attendance and participation in rehearsals. Due to the new format of the badges, there is a necessary replacement cost, should students misplace their badge in the future. Replacement badges can be obtained through the Music Department at the cost of $12.00.

Applications For Instrumental Lessons

There are still a limited number of placements available for instrumental and vocal lessons in Semester 2.  Forms are available online and from the Music Office.   Contact music.secretary@johnxxiii.edu.au with any queries.

 

James Kros

Director of Music