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    Music News

    Article by Ms Veronica Marrie

    Music News

    Student success in their Music Exams

    During the year many of our students have attempted music examinations. Three of our recent successful candidates, Emily (Clarinet), Lilie (Alto Saxophone) and Grace (Clarinet), all completed their Australian Music Examinations Boards exams at different levels. This involves preparing technical work such as scales and arpeggios and numerous pieces of music that are performed with a piano accompanist. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement!

    Concert Bands performing on December 10th – Orientation Day

    Year 7 Honours Band (Semester 2)

    Junior Concert Band

    Intermediate Symphonic Winds

    Senior Symphonic Winds

    Congratulations to all of the Concert Bands who have performed on numerous occasions over the last term; at the Opening and Blessing of the New Multi-Purpose Centre, Year 8 Market Day, Leopold Senior Citizens, Year 7 Instrumental Show Case. We are proud of their musical achievements and their commitment to the program. Certainly, all of the bands have shown significant growth in student numbers over the course of the year.

    All of the bands will perform at the 2020, Year 7 Orientation Day on Tuesday December 12th from 12:30 – 3pm. The students involved in all four concert bands have been sent Care Monkey letters with further details. 

    We are very grateful for all of the students that will attend the up-coming event as this takes place in the holidays but it provides an invaluable insight into the program for our in-coming students.

    Year 9 and 10 Music Night

    Students studying the music elective in Semester II, gave an exceptional performance at the Potato Shed recently for an appreciative audience of family and friends. Students in Year 9 presented some of their compositions as well as group and solo performances. Students in Year 10 presented some of the repertoire they were preparing for a studio recording day. Thank you to Trent, who assisted in providing sound and lighting at the event.

    Year 10 at the Oxygen Music Recording Studio

    Over the semester, students of the Year 10 Music Industry Class have been immersed in industry related practical and theoretical learning tasks. As a culmination of the course, the students spent a full day recording in the ‘Don’t Poke the Bear’; professional recording studios in Geelong West. The students recorded a number of songs in small groups and as solos. This is an event first for Saint Ignatius College and we are grateful to Oxygen Music group for providing the facilities au gratis. We are also very thankful to sound engineer, Dan Sikita, who worked on our project. The students agreed that the experience was a highlight of the term and gave an insight into the world of Music Industry possibilities.

    Veronica Marrie


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