27 November 2017

Performing Arts

Welcome to the start of the school year! 2017 promises to be another year of wonderful opportunities for your son in the Performing Arts. In addition to our regular schedule of performances and events, we have some exciting new initiatives planned throughout the year.

To reflect the change in structure for the Performing Arts Faculty, this article will bring you all of the relevant news for Music, Pipes and Drums and Drama. So please read carefully to stay informed about upcoming rehearsals, performances, masterclasses, workshops, excursions etc.

I would like to recognise a number of boys for achievements that have occurred since the last issue of Thistle. Joseph Banks (Year 11, Anderson) completed his 6th Grade AMEB examination for saxophone and also successfully auditioned to be a member of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO). Nicholas Clarnette (Year 12, Alexander) and Archibald Hoddinott (Year 9, Cameron) participated in the Gondwana National Choral School, held at the University of New South Wales from 9 - 22 January.

The first opportunity for parents to be involved this year will be Monday 6 February at 7.00pm in Music Room 61 (next to Memorial Hall). All parents of music students are invited to attend the first Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) meeting for 2017. This group of mums and dads offers much needed support to all Music Department events in the Junior, Middle and Senior schools, so it would be great to see more parents becoming involved with this group. Please come along to learn more about the events planned for music this year and enjoy the wine and cheese on offer.

Important dates for the Summer Term calendar are:

Week 2 (B)

Mon 6 Feb

Instrumental Lessons Commence

SS Production Auditions (4.00-6.00pm)

FOSM Meeting (7.00pm)

Room 61, Music Dept

Week 3 (A)

Wed 15 Feb

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.00pm)

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (3.30 -5.30pm)

DC

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (6.30pm)

Week 4 (B)

Tues 21 Feb

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.00pm)

Fri 24 Feb

Drama Excursion - Year 11 & 12 (7.30pm)

Week 5 (A)

Wed 1 Mar

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Thurs 2 Mar

Pipe Band Parents' Welcome Afternoon Tea

Senior Choir at Western Force

Tues 7 Mar

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (3.30pm -5.30pm)

DC

Fri 10 Mar

Open Day

Week 7 (A)

Tues 14 Mar

Combined Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Rehearsal (7.00pm)

DC

Wed 15 Mar

Drama Monologue Evening (6.00pm)

Week 8 (B)

Sun 19 Mar

PLC Proms Concert

Quarry Amphitheatre

Week 9 (A)

Tues 28 Mar

MS Production Dress Rehearsal

DC

Thurs 30 Mar

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (7.00pm)

DC

Fri 31 Mar

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (7.00pm)

DC

Sat 1 Apr

MS Production - Danny Champion of the World (2.00pm)

DC

Week 10 (B)

Mon 3 Apr

Drama 12 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Tues 4 Apr

Drama 11 ATAR Practical Exams

DC

Term Break

Sat 15 - Sat 22 Apr

NIDA Tour - Sydney (SS Drama Students)

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Apr

Fairbridge Festival - MS Music Students

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrators, Julia Robinson (Monday to Wednesdays) and Alana MacPherson (Thursday and Fridays) via phone 9383 6841 or email music@scotch.wa.edu.au.

Alternately, please contact Mr Chris McMillan, Head of Performing Arts, via email Chris.McMillan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au

Mr Chris McMillan
Head of Performing Arts