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Music Blog Week 5

By August 12, 2014 Blogs, Music Media Art Drama, News

Soirée: 5 August
A wonderful afternoon of music and dance kicked off the soirée series this term. Students of all ages performed a range of works and on a variety of instruments including the Piano, Violin, Cello, Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and of course Voice. To finish off this amazing experience the 8s and 9s Galaxy Girls (pictured below) choreographed their own dance, rehearsed it and performed it as the finale. Truly inspiring to be part of!

Music Soiree

More technology suggestions to inspire and help …..
1. Incredibox- this website is for everyone. If you have ever wanted to create music this website is a great way to start. Start with some cool beats, then add groovy riffs until you have a song you are proud of. The only drawback with this website is that you have to buy your own song. It is still worth a go just to get inspired.
2. Music Journal – this easy to use app allows your teacher to list the songs (and sections of songs) that they would like you to work on. Music Journal will allow you to record how much practice you do, what you have worked on and will also let you see your own progress throughout the week. This is the ultimate practice help manual!

YouTube – This week’s practice tip encourages you to YouTube your songs. It is always easier to learn songs that you have heard before, so why not YouTube new songs. Give it a go and see if it helps!

Performance Opportunities
Open Stage – Wednesdays at 8.45am in Kevin Borland Hall
Back by popular demand, open stage is an opportunity for anyone wanting to give performance a go. Simply come along on a Wednesday morning and give it a try! This is a very relaxed performance and ideal for trying out new songs and performing for the first time.

Campfire Jam – Subject to interest
For any senior students wanting to perform but don’t want the pressure of a big concert, this is for you. Contact Rod Waterman to arrange a relaxed campfire performance session.

Check out this fantastic musical at the Regent Theatre. Only showing until 7 September. Book tickets

The King and I
Another wonderful musical currently playing in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre. Parent Alumni, Karen Columbine, is performing the violin in the pit orchestra. Check it out

Les Misérables
This timeless classic is well worth seeing. Showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre until 28 September. Check it out

Melbourne’s first big day out for little people on 21 and 22 November at the Sydney Myer Music Bowl. Check it out,

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is a dynamic group of Melbourne’s finest musicians. Founded in 1990, this ensemble prides itself on being an orchestra of all Victorians, using their size and agility to delight audiences outside central Melbourne.

If you are looking for inspiration why not go to a concert. Check out the website

Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)
The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to the artistic and professional development of the country’s most exceptional young musicians. ANAM’s vision is to develop the country’s future music leaders, distinguished by their artistic skill, imagination, courage, and their contribution to a vibrant Australian music culture. There are many free concerts throughout the year, log onto for further information.

Victorian College of the Arts
The VCA has recently announced an exciting new program for 15 – 20 year olds – the VCA Music Theatre Studio. Held on Saturdays from 15 March, this program offers high-quality triple-threat training for young adults passionate about Music Theatre, designed by the Music Theatre staff here at the VCA and modelled on the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) curriculum.

We are now accepting registrations for auditions, which will be held on Saturday 1 March. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience with either singing, dancing or acting, but the selectors will be looking for potential as much as pre-existing training.

Full details can be found on our website:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
With a reputation for excellence, versatility and innovation the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra boasts diverse programming to offer the people of Melbourne a wide variety of music. From the Lord of the Rings to Beethoven and Dvorak, the MSO cater for all tastes. Support Melbourne’s oldest orchestra while being inspired and go along to a concert. Check out the website

Palais Theatre
This wonderful venue has some great acts coming to perform. Check it out

The Corner Hotel
This classic over eighteens venue boats an amazing line up of incredible artists performing weekly. Check it out

The Northcote Social Cub
Supporting many of Melbourne’s up and coming artists, this venue has it all. Check the fabulous line up performing here

All soirees are open to the whole school. Please email if you would like to perform.
Tuesday 19 August 8.00am Borland Hall, Arlington

These concerts are open to all senior students. Please contact Rod Waterman to get involved.
Monday 18 August Lunchtime

Music week will run from Friday 29th August to Friday 5th September. While music week is still being finalized we do have some dates for your diary.
Friday 29 August 9.30am Oz Opera Performance, Boreland Hall
Monday 1 September 8.15am Piano Concert, Boreland Hall
Monday 1 September 2.30pm Ben’s Big Band & Woodwind Concert, Boreland Hall
Tuesday 2 September 8.15am Arlington Strings & String Solos concert, Boreland Hall
Tuesday 2 Septmber 6pm St Stephen’s Church Concert, Richmond
Wednesday 3 September 8.15am Black Noise & Drum Concert
Wednesday 3 September Lunchtime Door Step Concert, BK
Thursday 4 September 2.30pm Flying for a Prize, Pavement & Solo Singing
Friday 5 September A surprise!

Due to the success of the open lessons in term 2, we would like to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to come and sit in on another lesson. Open lesson week will run:
Monday 15 September – Friday 19 September