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Music Notes

Concert at Chiesa degli Scalzi, Venice, Italy

Blue Mosque, Doha, Qatar

Sightseeing tour of Doha

Final dinner in Milan, Italy

Museo del Violino (Stradavari Museum), Cremona

Mass at St Anthony Basilica, Padua, Italy

Jazz Band performance at Sala dello Studio Teologico, Padua, Italy

Guitar Ensemble Concert at Chiesa degli Scalzi, Venice, Italy

Vienna City Tour

Tour of Basilika St Michael, Mondsee, Austria

Mrs Fahy enjoying the Sound of Music Tour

Concert Band performance, Sopron, Hungary

On keyboard performing at Marienheim Senior Home, Bruck an der Leitha, Austria

Tour of St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Touring Doge's Palace, Venice

Brothers on the Bridge of Sighs, Venice

Doge's Palace Tour, Venice

A quick break from sightseeing in Venice, Italy

Tour of Venice

Heading into Venice on the boat

Music ensembles have recommenced for Term 3 and rehearsals are well underway. A reminder for all students that rehearsals commence promptly at 7.30am or 3.30pm depending on the ensemble. Please be organised and ready on time!

Upcoming events for the Music department include:

Wednesday, August 15 – Mass for the Feast of the Assumption

Thursday, August 16 – HSC Music Recital, PAC 5.30pm

Thursday, August 23 – Paul Peipman Studio Concert (Guitar), 5.30 pm

Sunday, August 26 – Annual NSW School Band Festival – Waterford Concert Band performing, 3.00pm

Monday, August 27 – Year 11 , Music 1 and 2, Recital, 5.00 pm

Sunday, September 2 – Annual NSW School Band Festival – Matthew Coorey Concert Band performing, 9.45am

Private Music Lessons

Private music tuition is available in a range of instruments.  Students​ ​electing​ ​to​ ​have​ ​private​ ​music​ ​lessons​ ​must​ ​do​ ​so​ ​for​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​six​ ​months​ ​(one​ ​semester).   The​ ​tuition​ ​fee​ ​per​ ​lesson​ ​is​ ​$45.00 and there is an additional charge​ ​for​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a​ ​College​ ​Instrument.  Parents need to complete the following form for students wishing to take up instrumental lessons:

Private Music Tuition Form

Any students interested in joining the Rock Band need to complete the Private Music Tuition Form.  We also have spaces available this Term for students looking to take lessons in Bass Guitar and join our ensembles, please come and speak to the Music staff.

Parents of students wishing to cease lessons at the end of the Semester must notify Mrs Kossenberg in the Music Faculty by email: prior to the end of Term.

Lesson Attendance

It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​responsibility​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​he​ ​attends​ ​his​ ​music​ ​lesson.  Teachers​ ​will​ ​issue​ ​a​ ​full​ ​term’s​ ​lesson​ ​timetable​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​each​ ​term.​ ​​ ​This​ ​enables​ ​students​ ​to​ ​have​ ​prior knowledge​ ​of​ ​their​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​private​ ​music​ ​lessons.​ ​​ ​For​ ​senior​ ​school​ ​students,​ ​lesson​ ​timetables​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be shared​ ​with​ ​the​ ​student​ ​on​ ​Google​ ​Drive.   In​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​student​ ​or​ ​teacher​ ​absence,​ ​excursion​ ​or​ ​examination​ ​commitments,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​guidelines apply:

Student​ ​Absence

A​ ​student​ ​will​ ​forfeit​ ​the​ ​lesson​ ​if​ ​the​ ​tutor​ ​has​ ​not​ ​been​ ​given​ ​at​ ​least​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​notice​ ​of​ ​an​ ​absence.​ ​Make​ ​up lessons​ ​can​ ​only​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​when​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​notice​ ​has​ ​been​ ​given.

​Excursions,​ ​Examinations,​ ​Class​ ​Tests

A​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​48​ ​hours​ ​notice​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to​ ​reschedule​ ​a​ ​lesson.​ ​ A​ ​student’s​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Tutor​ ​will​ ​incur the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​the​ ​cancelled​ ​lesson.