From Head of Music, Chris Balkizas
It has been an exhilarating and hectic start to the year for the Music Faculty as usual. The Choir and Brass ensemble were in full force leading the singing at the Commencement Mass in week 2. It was great to see the senior students being involved with the planning and leading the music at the recent and up and coming House Masses.
In Week 4 a number of boys, including some new Year 7’s attended the camp for the musical ‘Guys and Dolls’. Apart from working hard, students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are all looking forward to a great show on May!
Private music lessons are well under way. Boys are to be reminded to check their schedule, be punctual to their lessons and inform the teacher at least the day prior to their lesson if they are unable to attend. We have excellent, well qualified peripatetic teachers at Waverley College and lessons are available on a large variety of instruments. Any new student to the college who wishes to learn an instrument or join the Rock Band program are welcome to visit the PAC and speak to Mrs Kossenberg or any of the music staff.
All Music Ensembles have now commenced. Please check the following schedule for days and times. All new members are welcome, especially year 7 students and those students who are new to the school! Visit the Music Faculty at any time to discuss or join an ensemble.
Beginner Band at Waterford (Years 5 and 6) commences next Tuesday, March 12, 7.30am. Please contact Mr Blenkinsopp for any inquiries. firstname.lastname@example.org.