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    Performing Arts & Instrumental News

    Article by Mrs Linda Pape

    Performing Arts & Instrumental News

    VCE Soiree

    On Thursday May 23rd, our talented VCE music students performed their outcome 3 works at the Piano Bar in Geelong. 

    Over 100 parents and friends attended this fun evening. It was a great venue and the students, although very nervous, enjoyed themselves immensely. Many thanks to the parents, friends and staff who supported the students and to Eva Hay and Noah Gullan for being fabulous comperes. 

    “High School Musical Junior”

    Over the past semester, the unit 3 theatre studies class has been extremely busy preparing and rehearsing ‘High School Musical Jr’ for there outcome 1 study requirements. 

    This has been a very busy time for the class, as each student as well and acting in the show, was also part of a design team. Whether it be set or lighting, costume or props we were able to work together and create/source many of the aspects for the show on our own. 

    This was an extremely beneficial and fun experience for all of us. Though at times it was a bit stressful, I am happy to say that we all, as a class, were able to overcome and adapt to any of the challenges thrown our way. 

    After a full week of intense final rehearsals, the big days finally arrived. Amazingly we were able to sell out both of our performances, each show leaving the audience singing along and begging for more! After speaking to many of the people who viewed the show, there was one clear consensus, that this was one of the best school musicals they had ever seen! 

    And this is 100% attributed to brilliant effort that each class member put in, so thank you very much for getting ya heads in the game and for always being ‘all in this together’. 

    A special thanks to Ms Walker, who calmly guided and mentored us all through this mammoth task! GO WILDCATS!!!

    Noah Gullan, ‘High School Musical Jr’ Director 

    Year 7 Concert Band Evening

    The students from Years 7 Borgia, Miki, Lewis, Claver and Ward presented an evening of musical excellence in the Potato Shed last week. Together with their tutors, they played a number of pieces as a large ensemble and in small instrumental groups. After only 2 terms of learning the technical realms of their instrument, they were able to play well in time with each other and played with good attention to tone and articulation.

    Congratulations also to the Year 7 students who participated in the Honours Band, spending their own lunchtime preparing ‘We Will Rock You’. Thank you also the Junior Concert Band for presenting their item, which allowed the audience and insight into further musical opportunities at Saint Ignatius College next year.

    A special thank you to the Instrumental Tutors Mrs Hobbs, Mr Corrin, Miss Cordell and Mr Neal, Ms Doble and Mrs Marrie for their hard work also.

    A reminder that the Honorarium Application forms distributed at the event are due to the main office by Friday 28th June. Students who are being offered instruments for next term will be given their instrument to take home on this day also.

    Veronica Marrie and Caitlin Doble

    Lunchtime Concerts

    Over the semester at our College, the music department has held an array of musical opportunities for students such as the music Thursdays which have been held over the past five or so weeks. 

    Up and coming, we have the “Feast Day Talent Quest” which will give the students the opportunity to have a sing and also maybe win some prize money. We also have the snap shot competition which is up and running and there have been many applicants for this competition.

    I am looking forward to many more Arts activities next semester. 

    Jack Woodfine  Arts Captain

    Youth Classical Competition

    Congratulations to year 12 music student, Sean Neylan, for coming runner up in the recent “Regional Youth Classical Competition”. We were all so proud of Sean getting through his tough heat weeks before and managing to land himself in the final which was held in McCauley Hall, Sacred Heart College on Sunday, June 2nd. 

    The contestants at this final were outstanding and so we were delighted that Sean played so brilliantly. Sean received $1,000 in prize money!  Congratulations to Sean and also to his piano teacher Mr Adrian Montagnese

    Seaview Manor

    On Tuesday June 25th, the Year 12 music class performed at “Seaview Manor” aged care.  Many thanks to Glenn Chidzey who made us feel so welcome and to the beautiful residents who were so appreciative of the performances. 

    Sean Neylan, our pianist, was especially grateful for the beautiful grand piano. 

    Year 8 Assembly

    The Year 8 assembly last week showcased a number of very talented  students. 

    Congratulations to Summer De Vries, Genevieve Kelly, MacKinley Watson and Lily Petterwood who were just fabulous and entertained the year level so beautifully. These students have displayed such amazing talent at such a young age and I look forward to seeing them develop as our future performers of the college. 

    Enrolments Due

    If students are interested in taking private lessons in public speaking, voice or an instrument, they are to obtain an enrolment form from the office and return it to me before Friday 28th June

    Dates for all Performing Arts performances for next semester will be in the next newsletter.  Looking forward to seeing many parents and friends at our future concerts. 

    Yours musically, 

    Linda Pape Performing Arts Performance & Instrumental Coordinator

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