Welcome back to Term 2. This term we welcome back our percussion teacher Mr Sergei Golovko who has been on leave. He has been meeting with all his students over the past week and has enjoyed hearing where their skills are at. We also welcome Mr Andrew Albanis who is now joining the McKinnon music staff in a full time capacity.  He will split his time between both the classroom and his double bass teaching.



The Year 12 Theatre Studies class are excited to invite you to their production of MASQUERADE. 


In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasures, bumbling Jack Hare is on a mission to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. A magical tale of a mother's love, for 9-99 year olds. 


Friday 7 May at 7pm

Saturday 8 May at 1pm and 7pm

Standard: $20 Concession: $15 Under 12s: $10


Thank you to the music students who participated in various Anzac Day memorials around the local area. 


On Friday 23 April Yael Greenberg (Year 10) played the Last Post and Reveille at Caulfield Primary School. Thank you to Mr Dmitry Serebrianik for organising this.


On Sunday 25 April the String Quartet (Jenny Jung (Year 10), Phoebe Rodda (Year 9), Andrew Seamer (Year 11) and Jack Sweeney (Year 9) performed the National Anthems of both Australia and New Zealand, which were sung by Grace James (Year 12) and James Vassiliou (Year 12) at the Bentleigh RSL.  Thank you to Clare Bugeja for her organisation of these musicians.



Congratulations to the students in the Chisholm House Choral group who performed both the National Anthem and “When the Party’s Over” at the General Assembly on Monday 26 April. It was a fantastic performance by all the students involved. Thank you also to Yael Greenberg who again played both the Last Post and Reveille at the assembly.



Congratulations to the Intermediate Stage Band who performed at the Gigs on the Green on Thursday 22 April. It was great to see and hear the intermediate group performing after reconvening this year. Thank you to Ms Su Rogerson for her development of this group.


To help in preparation for our concert series for the remainder of Term 2, the following ensembles will be performing as follows (7:00pm unless otherwise indicated):

  • Vocal Night - Tuesday 18 May
    • All vocal students
    • Choir
    • Senior Singers
  • String Night – Thursday 20 May
    • Chamber Strings
    • Keenan Strings
    • Advanced Year 7 & 8 string groups
    • String Quartets
    • Senior string students soloists
  • Senior Concert - Wednesday 26 May
    • Orchestra
    • Symphonic Wind
    • Senior Stage Band
  • Intermediate/Chamber Concert -  Wednesday 2 June (5:30pm)
    • Ovenden Band
    • Intermediate Stage Band
    • Chamber Groups
  • Junior Concert - Thursday 24 June
    • 7 bands
    • 8 band
    • 7 strings
    • 8 strings
    • Junior Stage Band


The Year 10 and 11 Theatre Showcase will be held on Friday 28 May, 6:30 - 8pm. 


The Year 12 Music Performance night will be held Wednesday 26 June, 5:30 - 7:30pm.


Megan Papworth

Head of Performing Arts