Music and Performing Arts 




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Karl McNamara

Director of Performing Arts

Music News

Instrumental Music has hit the ground running for Term 3 with day camps prior to the commencement of term and masterclasses held over the past 2 weeks, not to mention performances at the Middle School awards and Junior School Awards. Next week, we commence the Victorian Schools Music Festival with the Junior Concert Band performing after school on Wednesday 31 July at Hawthorn Town Hall.


Dates for Victorian School Music Festival are as follows:

Junior Concert Band, Wednesday 31 August, 3.15 - 7.00pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Junior Choir, Wednesday 7 August, 12pm – 4.05pm, The One Centre, Blackburn


Senior Choir, Thursday 8 August, 7.30 – 9.45pm, The One Centre, Blackburn


Intermediate Stage Band, Monday 12 August, 7.30 – 10.30pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Senior Stage Band, Tuesday 13 August, 7.30 – 10pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Junior Stage Band, Thursday 15 August, 8.30 – 2pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Training Stage Band, Friday 16 August, 8.20am – 2pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Symphonic Band, Tuesday 27 August, 7.15 – 10.30pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Intermediate Concert Band, Wednesday 28 August, 8.25am – 1.35pm, Hawthorn Town Hall


Please check COMPASS for further details.


Parents, friends are most welcome to attend performances and all events are free. The festival will be streamed live on for parents and supporters who are unable to attend the event.


Our Senior Choir will be performing at the School Sports Australia Diving Championships this Sunday 28 July at Aquanation.


All ensembles are also preparing for the Royal South Street Competitions, with most returning to a renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre. Our choirs will still be performing at the Founders Theatre, Federation University, St Helen’s Campus which is just south of Ballarat.


Dates for performances are as follows:

Junior Choir and Senior Choir, Tuesday 27 August


Training Strings and Intermediate Strings, Friday 30 August


Senior Strings and Symphony Orchestra, Saturday 31 August


Training Band and Junior Concert Band, Monday 2 September


Intermediate Concert Band, Tuesday 3 September


Jazz Combo, Wednesday 4 September


Training Stage and Junior Stage Bands, Thursday 5 September


Intermediate and Senior Stage Bands, Friday 6 September


Symphonic Band, Saturday, 7 September.


Events will be up on COMPASS soon.


On a sad note, we recently received news of the passing of a former Instrumental Music teacher here during the 1990’s, Mr Neil Berry. Any past students who would like to pass condolences and share memories with his family, please contact us in the PAC office and we will gladly pass on contact details.


Thank you for your ongoing support of the music program, especially during this busy term!


Janine Pero

Director of Music