Music Matters

Festival on Forbes – Sunday 25 August, Week 5
Not long till the Festival on Forbes on Sunday 25 August. To provide some musical entertainment, the following ensembles will be performing at various times throughout the day:

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

The times and location for each ensemble’s performances will be shared with students and families over the next week. We look forward to seeing you there!

Music Tuition and Lesson Interruptions
The Peripatetic tutors who come to teach at SCEGGS take great care with their allocation of times for their students. Tutors abide by the school’s rule that music lessons cannot take place during the following times:
• During Chapel or Assembly times, or during Year Meetings (Secondary only).
• Music Lessons must NOT take place during timetabled Religious Education lessons (Yr 7-10) or PE lessons (K-10).

The decision by families to have individual music tuition in school time does mean that students will miss a part of their lesson. Tutors who come to the school have limited time and their rotation of lesson times is dependent on the size of their teaching studio.

The school has 80-minute lessons to facilitate for the missed time. Music tuition are 30 minutes in length and allows students to attend the remaining portion of their class lesson to catch up with work missed.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind families that tutors require at least 24 hours with regards to a change of lesson time.

With these points in mind, it is hoped that the working relationship between tutors and students can result in a successful musical outcome.

Upcoming performances in Term 3:
Festival on Forbes – Sunday 25 August Week 5
As mentioned earlier in this article!

Primary Brass Concert – Friday 30 August, Primary Music Room 1.10 – 1.40pm
The concert will feature the Primary Brass students from the studios of Ms Louise Horwood, Ms Alex Silver and Ms Cindy Sims.

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
A link to the website so that parents can read a bit more about the Festival: 

Pauline Chow
Head of Music