Music Notes 31 March 2017

Dear Music Parents

It is almost unreal to think that this is the last newsletter for Term 1.

Time really does fly, but when I look back on this term, I feel satisfied that the Music Department is a positive and happy environment.

Ms Jan Thorne left on Wednesday for a “sabbatical” to America. She will visit several Music Academies and schools and hopefully bring back some new ideas to our Music Department. The bulk of Ms Thorne’s lessons will be shared internally, with a few pupils being taught by Ms Elizabeth Gaylord.  Ms Gaylord will be with us for five months on a part-time basis.

This week, we were very privileged to host Dr Louise Lansdowne who worked with some of our string students. Louise is, affiliated to the University of Birmingham. She does outreach work in South Africa through the medium of music. Her knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated by the students.

Photo: Dr Louise Lansdowne presenting a viola masterclass to Bethany Rumble.

Next term is another very busy term. Please take note of the events in the Term 2 Music Planner.

The Music Department will be part of the school’s Parent-Teacher Interviews from this year. Also, the Picnic Concert on Saturday 22 March will be free of charge. Please bring the whole family.

Have a wonderful holiday! Remember always to whistle a happy tune!


Upcoming Events

Gr 9-12 Parent-Teacher Interviews (includes Music)

Wednesday, 19 April


Kemp Hall


Music Society Choral Event Social (with RBHS & SACS)

Friday, 21 April


Thomson Hall


Picnic Concert:

Saturday, 22 April

Wind Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Marimbas,

Guest artists


Centenary Quad


Gr 8 Parent-Teacher Interviews (includes Music)

Monday, 24 April