SIS Big Night Performance
The SIS host an annual performance at the Drum Theatre in Dandenong called The SIS Big Night which was held on the 26th March this year. The event is a collaboration of SIS schools and features instrumental, vocal, and dance performances by combined school ensembles, and a feature piece from each school in a showcase of excellence. For our inaugural performance at the SIS Big Night, our Senior Concert Band collaborated with our VCE Music students and some invited friends and presented a performance of Skyfall by Adele, from the soundtrack of the film of the same name. It was an honour to be able to open the show and the performance was very well received from a large and appreciative audience.
Music performances at the weekly Senior School Assembly
First term saw a range of eclectic performances at the weekly Senior School Assembly and I would like to thank all of the performers that were involved in Term 1. These include:
Lachlan Forster (solo drumkit) - Oakland Drive by Frank Corniola
The Exports - The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
Senior Concert Band - Sway as performed by Michael Buble
Year 9 Music class - Stand By Me by Ben E King
Percussion Ensemble - All Around The World by Tim Hook
Year 10 Music class - Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Senior Concert Band, VCE Music students and friends - Skyfall by Adele
Senior Concert Band - Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck
WINTER CONCERT - The Winter Concert will be hosted on Tuesday 4 June. It will be a performance showcasing some of the hard work put in by instrumental soloists, VCE performers, and our Ensemble Program. Details and permission letters will be sent home to parents within the next few weeks, and details of ticketing for the night will be sent through the newsletter. Please save the date for what should be a night of wonderful performances.
Parents of students in Years 4, 5, 6, and 7 may have seen information come home regarding Training Ensembles 2019, a program designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn an orchestral instrument. While the program is now getting underway, there are still vacancies in the program for new students to join. If you would like further information about getting involved in the program, please contact me directly by phone or e-mail for some more information.
Music lessons at Casey Grammar School
If you are interested in your child learning an instrument or getting involved in music making at Casey Grammar School then I can assist you. We currently have vacancies in all of our instrumental and vocal teaching studios and are actively looking for young musicians to join our Ensemble Program. If you would like to find our more, please contact me directly by phone or e-mail.
New point of contact for music lessons and information
With the continuing growth of the Performing Arts programs at Casey Grammar School, Antoinette Seal will be stepping in to assist with some of the administration of the Instrumental Music Program and Ensemble Program. If you have a query/concern about lessons, wish to find out about ensembles, need to advise of absence from lessons or rehearsals, need to adjust your lesson enrolment, or any other inquiries about either program, please call either my phone on 5991 0723, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In that way, your inquiry will be logged and either Antoinette or I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Mr Stuart Collidge
Head of Music