Performing Arts

Concert Band

 

Pictured is the new Concert Band, which has received an enormous injection of 15 players who have been promoted from Honk. This is very exciting for the Music department as there is only two Year 11s /12s in 2020, which means the band will be together for quite a few years to come. If everyone is present there will be over 30 members! That is a new record for our department. Honk will start the process of rebuilding. I would encourage any student who is currently learning in the Year 7 band classes or the Year 8 advanced ensembles to come along on a Thursday afternoon from 3.15pm - 4.00pm.

Important Dates

Year 10 Music Night - Monday 11th November and Tuesday 12th of November in the Theatrette

Look out for information from your daughter's instrumental teacher regarding which night your daughter will be performing.  The soiree will be held from 5.00pm-6.30pm in the Theatrette.

 

Summer Sounds Concert - Wednesday 27th of November in the Theatrette

All the younger ensembles will be performing at this concert: Swing Sisters, Honk, Year 7 class ensembles, Year 8 advanced ensembles, Heartstrings.  It will be held in two sessions.  Concert 1  5.00pm-6.00pm and Concert 2  7.00pm-8.00pm. Details will follow in Edsmart as we get closer to the date. 

 

The Jazz Night - Saturday 30th of November  

 

Killester College Theatre -  7.00pm

Featuring: The Killester Stage Band

 Special Guests: The  Julie O’Hara Quartet

Tickets $8.00 per person.

BYO food and drinks

Tickets are available at

https://www.trybooking.com/BGFYT

 

"An outstanding singer".....Laurence Donahue-Green (All about Jazz Magazine, New York)

"O'Hara's vocals are imbued with a strong jazz feel with eloquent phrasing, melodic variations and rhythmic expression" John McBeath (The Australian)

"With her perfect pitch, skillful improvising and ego-free style, O'Hara has carved out a reputation on the Australian and international music scene for high-quality performances that are accessible to everyone". Ken Turnball (Castlemaine State Festival review - vocalese project)

 

Vocalist, improvisor and songwriter, Julie O'Hara has been active in jazz for over twenty years, growing up in Melbourne, Australia, performing with Big Bands, gypsy swing, traditional jazz, R&B swing, bebop and vocalese. Julie has earned a reputation for her prodigious activity in Melbourne's jazz and music clubs, national and international music and jazz festivals as a versatile and committed vocalist and songwriter. She has performed with jazz lumineries such as Bob Sedergreen, Gil Askey, the B# Big Band and the Cat Empire.