Volume 30 Issue 16 04 Jun 2021 24 Sivan 5781

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Further information and packing list for Music Camp

A detailed information letter with a packing list was emailed to the parents of attendees last Thursday. That document is also attached to the event in the Edumate calendar for your reference. Of particular importance is the requirement to complete the COVID screening form to bring with you on Monday (your child will need it as a ‘boarding pass’ to get on the coach). Please arrive at School by 7.00 am sharp as we must board the buses very promptly and be on our way before the start of go-with-the-flow. All students must enter the Waxman Gate and line up on the grass with their luggage and instruments by year groups, where our signs will be placed. 

If your child is sick on the day, please notify Reception on 8383 7333 by 6.45 am and they will pass a message to our supervising staff. 

Parents and carers, please remember to put the Music Camp Showcase Concert in your diary for Thursday 10 June 2021, from 6.15 pm – 8.00 pm.

Talent Quest at Music Camp

Show off your secret, or not so secret, talent at the Music Camp Talent Quest on Tuesday evening. Students who wish to participate should have a well-prepared act that is appropriate for Music Camp students from ages 9-18. It can be serious or funny. Students who would like to participate must register their interest with Mr Burley by the first Monday of camp. They should bring whatever gear they need and, if using a backing track, should have already downloaded it and given it to Mr Burley by today.

Music in Week 8

In Week 8, there will be no IP for Years 3-6 and no ISP for Years K-2 because of Music Camp and no Emanuel Music Ensembles or Choirs will take place for the same reason. However, some private music lessons will continue as normal, because not all tutors are going to camp. Please check with your private tutor if you are in any doubt.

Mazal tov on recent student performances

Congratulations to the Mendelssohn Chamber Strings for their lovely performance at High School Assembly this week. The meditative atmosphere of their performance of Intermezzo from St. Paul’s Suite by Holst followed beautifully from all the discussions of Reconciliation Week. Thank you to Ezmi Pepper for preparing the ensemble and accompanying them. Ashley Kim (Year 9) deserves a special mention for her lovely solo violin playing.

There will be a recording available via the Music Performances button on the Parent Portal.  

Private Music Tuition and Infant Strings Program

Thank you to those who have already advised us of changes to private tuition and ISP enrolments for next term. The deadline for new enrolments, notification of changes or intention to discontinue for Term has now passed. All students currently receiving private tuition and members of the K-2 Infant Strings Program will be automatically re-enrolled into tutor schedules for Term 3 along with students commencing lessons for the first time, committed to the full term of lessons and liable for fees.  Please contact Matilda Grieve if you have any questions.  

The schedules for Term 3, 2021 will be created at the end of term and emailed by early July.