Music News

Dr Andrew Butt

Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Ensembles Concert
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night
Marist Jazz Night

 

A huge congratulations to all ensembles who have been involved in the numerous performances we have experienced so far this Term. In the past two weeks, we have appreciated Marist Jazz Night on Thursday 13 May, which featured exceptional performances by all of the College Big Bands including a special guest Staff Ensemble, who performed a variety of jazz standards for the enthusiastic audience. This was followed by the Ensembles Concert last Thursday 20 May with the College’s emerging ensembles performing to a full-house in a night of diverse music-making. Finally, we had our Chamber Choir perform in the Queensland Youth Music Awards on Friday evening at the St Peters Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre. This week, the College’s intermediate ensembles will perform as part of the Winter Concert on Thursday 27 May, featuring; Wind Orchestra 2, Performance Choir, Percussion Ensemble 2, Senior Strings and Guitar Orchestra 2A. On Wednesday 26 May, the College Chamber Choir has been invited to sing at the local National Sorry Day Ceremony. Members of the College Community are encouraged to attend this important event, which is a mark of respect, apology and remembrance that commemorates the Stolen Generations & their families. The Ceremony commences at 7:00am at Teralba Park, Everton Park.

 

In Week 7, Marist College Ashgrove will be celebrating Creative Industries Week with a range of special events and workshops hosted by The Arts faculty. The Music Department is pleased to welcome back internationally acclaimed pop singer-songwriter and 2014 Old Boy Joel Adams. Joel has had great success with his original music, reaching over 580 million plays on Spotify. Joel will be hosting performance workshops for Classroom Music students throughout the day on Tuesday 1 June, as well as a lunchtime session open to all students. There will be something happening at the Music Department every lunchtime during Creative Industries Week. Students are encouraged to come down to the Music Centre and get involved with the thriving culture at Marist Ashgrove.

 

Semester 1 Concert Celebration

Thursday 3 June - 6:30pm, Draney Theatre

On Thursday 3 June the College’s premier ensembles will perform in the centrepiece of the Performing and Visual Arts Centre; the Molly and Len Draney Theatre. Featuring Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Wind Orchestra 1, Guitar Orchestra 1, Big Band 1, Percussion Ensemble 1 and Chamber Choir. If you only make one concert this year, this is a must. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BPGDK 

 

2021 Marist College Ashgrove Battle of the Bands

Sunday 6 June

Auditions have now taken place and we are excited to showcase some of the College’s finest musical talent. Bands will be competing for a place in this renowned event that has launched the careers of multiple Aria award-winning and nominated artists. Commencing after the conclusion of the Walkathon, live music will start at the John Eales Grandstand from 10:00am.

  

Middle School State Honours Program Camp & Concerts

Friday 28 May - Sunday 30 May, QCGU

A select group of Marist Senior Musicians will participate in this highly respected program, bringing together the finest young musicians from across the state. Under the tutelage of a team of eminent international and national conductors in a world-class environment. The program culminates with four gala concerts at the Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank. The following students have been selected for this prestigious program; Sam Wilcox, Jesse Pattel-Brown, Cooper Matthews, Max Bathersby, Liam Bourke, Charlie Cowlishaw, Cullen Fitzgerald, Ben Gibson, Maxwell James, Eamonn Kneen, William Lewis, Rory O’Keeffe, Jordan Pratt and Will Waring. Special congratulations go to Year 11 student Samuel Mead who has been successful in gaining entry into the highly competitive Australian Honours Ensemble Program (AHEP).

Marist Jazz Night

Once again congratulations to the College’s Jazz ensembles on their outstanding performances at the Marist Jazz Night. The full concert is now available for viewing via the following link. Special thanks to the video and technical production staff and students for putting this together.

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