Volume 31 Issue 2 11 Feb 2022 10 Adar I 5782

Music Matters

Diana Springford – Head of Music

Private tuition has already resumed.

Join us and play music – we have lots of inclusive ensembles!

  • You will find the rehearsal schedule here for all our ensembles and choirs. On the second tab of the spreadsheet, you will find ensemble descriptions and the level expected to join.
  • Most ensembles begin rehearsing next week (except for Junior Chamber Choir who will rehearse from Week 4, and Senior Chamber Choir who will begin rehearsals once Senior Choir is firmly established – date will be confirmed).
  • If you are already in an ensemble or choir you don’t need to audition again, just turn up. 
  • If you are in Years 4-12 and in an ensemble or choir, you will be eligible for Music Camp (in Term 2, Monday 20 June 2022 –  Thursday 23 June 2022, approximate cost $580.00) which is also a lot of fun. 




We anticipate that these ensembles and choirs will begin rehearsing in Week 3:

  • Junior Choir
  • Infants Choir
  • Year 11 Rock Band (with Ben)
  • Gershwin and Bernstein and Copland Concert Bands
  • Senior Choir (beginning at 7.30 am since Period 0 doesn’t currently exist) 
  • Stage 4 Rock Band (with George)
  • Senior Jazz Ensemble (with Marty)
  • Saxophone Quartet (with Matilda)
  • Perlman, Korngold, Rubinstein and Mendelssohn String Ensembles
  • Emanuel Big Band & Junior Stage Band
  • Junior Jazz Combo (New for Years 7-9)
  • Brass Ensemble (New for Years 5-9)
  • Woodwind Ensemble 
  • Year 12 Rock Band
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Klezmer Ensemble (New!) 
  • Stage 5 Rock Band

The Instrumental Program (IP) for Years 3-6 will commence this coming week:

  • Years 3 and Year 5 have IP on Tuesdays – the first day is 15 February 2022
  • Years 4 and Year 6 have IP on Wednesdays – first day is 16 February 2022

Term 1 Music Composition, Performance and Practice Competition

I hope all students are practising in preparation to enter a solo video for our 2022 K-12 Music Composition, Performance and Practice Competition.

Video entries (your best piece) will be due at the end of Week 6, so it’s good to be practising/composing now! Entries attract House Points, with more points awarded for finalists. The Finals Concert is the evening of Monday 4 April 2022 (Week 10).

Please visit our Music Portal Page for information and links for:

  • Ensembles and Choirs
  • Private Tuition for instruments and voice as well as Infant String Program (ISP) for K-2
  • Music Camp 2022 
  • Instrument Loans