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Music Wrap-up – Term 3, 2019

From Assistant Head of Music, Anne Fahy

The music community is a tight-knit group of staff and students alike, so it was great to set foot back into the PAC this Term after being spread all over the school last Term due to maintenance work in the building.

The following Music events occurred during Term 3:

Studio Concert for the piano students of Mr David Gridale and Mrs Agnes Kren:
Year 7 – Deuchar Dezarnaulds, Jock Edwards, Cambell Porteous, Jack Ryan
Year 9 – Jay Palm
Year 10 – Hayden Wild, Tobias Williamson
AMEB Examination Results:
Oscar Melder – Saxophone – Credit in Grade 1
Robert Muir – Saxophone – Credit in Grade 2
Saem Goffe – Violin – Credit in Grade 1
Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival:
Cliff Goodchild Band – Awarded Silver – David Stanhope Event
Waterford Concert Band – Awarded Silver – Robert McAnally Event
Assumption Mass – College Choir
College Assemblies – Senior Jazz Band and Cliff Goodchild Concert Band

Congratulations to all students and teachers who participated in these events.

HSC Composition Incursion and recording day:
Year 12 music students were privileged to work with Australian composer, Jim Coyle, to complete their core and elective compositions. The compositions were recorded with the assistance of the music staff and outside professional musicians.

Year 11 and 12 Recitals and HSC performance:
Music 1 and 2 students each performed a piece from their preliminary and HSC program for parents and friends. The piano accompaniment was provided by Ms Josephine Allan for a number of the students, while others used outside professional musicians for their ensembles.
The actual HSC practical examination was held three weeks later. The students have spent many hours over the last couple of years practising on their instrument. They were well prepared and performed to the best of their ability on the day.
HSC Music 1: Andrew Badger, Gabriel Cuenca, Max Curry, Dion Hatziandreou, Thomas Jaeger, Samuel Jagoe-Fisher, Roman Koteczky and Serge Martinego
HSC Music 2: Remi Defina-Sperando, Fletcher Duff, Nicholas Lane, Hugh Marshall, Angus McPherson and Oliver Ruse

Many of these students have contributed to music ensembles over their time at the college and we thank them for their dedication and commitment. Best wishes to all these students for the HSC and the years ahead.

Upcoming events for Term 4

  • Years 9 and 10 Elective Music Recitals, Weeks 3 and 4
  • Festival of Bands – featuring John Morrison Trio, Friday, 25 October, 7pm, PAC
  • Studio Concert – students of Pierre Scala, Wednesday, 23 October, lunchtime
  • Waterford Music Festival, Thursday, 14 November, 6pm, PAC