Music Matters

Annual NSW School Band Competition
Congratulations to members of the Holst Concert Band who performed in the Annual NSW School Band Festival on Sunday 28 July at the Conservatorium of Music. The students performed in the Graham Lloyd Concert Band Event and were awarded a Gold award! The band performed “Horkstow Grange” by Percy Grainger and “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Thank you to Mr Peter Jewitt for his organisation of the band and to Mr Mark Brown who prepared and directed the performance. Well done Holst Band!

BTGG 190801 Music Holst band

Holst Band Assembly
On the back of their Gold performance, Holst Band shared their performance with the School community at Monday’s Assembly. Thank you to members of the Holst Band and to Mr Mark Brown for his direction of the performance.

City of Sydney Eisteddfod
Congratulations to Madison Au (Yr 9) who was awarded second place in the 15 & Under Woodwind Instrument Solo event. Well done to Madison on this wonderful achievement!

HSC Music 1 and 2/Extension Performance Evening
Well done to the HSC Music 1 and Music 2/Extension students who shared part of the Performance program last Thursday evening in the Great Hall. The performance evening formed an important part of the students’ preparation as they embark on their Trial assessments in the coming weeks. Many thanks to Ms Heidi Jones for her organisation of the musicians who supported our students and for her coaching of their performances.

Reminder for members of Clarinet Ensemble
Rehearsals for Clarinet Ensemble will commence on Monday 5 August with Ms Nicole Barrett at 7:30am in DB1.

Upcoming performances in Term 3:
Festival on Forbes
The following ensembles will be performing at the Festival on Forbes:

  • Bands – Beginners, Basie, Bugles, Clarion and Holst
  • Strings – Amati, Chamber Strings, String Power, Stringalong and Sinfonietta
  • Rock Bands
  • Percussion
  • Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (CVE)

Times and location of the performances will be advised soon.

ASBOF (Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival)
Amati Strings, Chamber Strings and Sinfonietta

Date:  Sunday 8 September 2019
Venue: University of NSW, Clancy Auditorium, 9 High St, Kensington

Click here to read a bit more about the Festival.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music