From the Head of Music, Chris Balkizas
The 2017 Waterford Concert Band Play Their First Performance at the Waterford Campus
Last Thursday, the Waterford Concert Band gave their first performance of 2017 at the Junior School Assembly. We spent much of the Thursday morning rehearsal making sure the Band would actually fit on the stage and secondly, that the boys, musical instruments, piano and percussion were also safe on stage in the Cliff Goodchild Auditorium. The Waterford Concert Band has been growing noticeably year after year but this year we will top 40 members.
The Band, which is a combination of year 5 and 6, worked extremely well on stage with the older members watching after the Year 5 students, who had not been in performance with the Waterford Concert Band until that day. The band commenced the assembly, playing Advance Australia Fair, and followed with Trumpet Hero by Paul Lavender, which featured the trumpet section as soloists.
Well done to the Waterford Concert Band for a wonderful and successful performance.
Daniel Williams, Head of Bands
Music Camp,Week 2, Term 2
In term two, week two, Wednesday May 3 until Friday May 5, students who are members of school ensembles, choir, band, guitar ensemble, string ensemble jazz band and those who wish to join these ensembles may attend our yearly music camp at the Elanora Conference Centre, Elanora Heights, Sydney.
Apart from the intensive music program there are opportunities for recreation – a swimming pool, bush walks, volleyball and table tennis We have nearly reached our quota of students. If you are interested please download the application form and return it to the music department. Details about the venue can be viewed HERE.
The application form can be downloaded HERE.
European Music and Cultural Tour 2018
This Friday is the FINAL day for submission of interest forms for the European tour. If you have not yet submitted the form please do so ASAP so that planning can be finalised.
For further information, please CLICK HERE
George Rummery Scholarship
George William Rummery was a student at Waverley whose life ended in tragic circumstances in 1982. At the time he was enrolled as a student in Year 8. George showed great interest in music and hence his family have bestowed on the College a Music Scholarship in his memory. Applications are open for the 2017 scholarship but will close shortly.
To apply, please CLICK HERE
Private Music Tuition
Students wishing to take up instrumental lessons will need to complete the Private Music Tuition form. For further information on private music tuition, including fees and the application process, please CLICK HERE.
- Fri Apr 7: College Band ANZAC Commemoration, Centenary Quadrangle, 1.30 pm.
- Tues Apr 25: WCCU Cadet Band and contingent march in the City.
- Wed 3 to Fri 5 May: Music Camp
- Sun 7 May: Choir and Brass Ensemble – May Procession
- Thur May 18: Studio Concert, Recital Room, PAC, 5.30 pm. – Paul Peipman & Susannah Pinter
- Sun May 28: Jazz Band – The Frank Coughlan Event, NSW School Band Festival
- Sun July 23: Matthew Coorey Concert Band – Graham Lloyd Event, NSW School Band Festival, John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Campus
- Sun July 23: Senior Concert Band – David Stanhope Event
- Sun Aug 27: Waterford Concert Band – Robert McAnally, Event NSW School Band Festival
Waverley College Bands and Choir rehearsal schedule are available to download below.
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