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Performing Arts News - Week 4




Somerset Times Edition

Week 4,
Term Two, 2016

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Next week sees the Senior School section of the Performing Arts Department take a brief hiatus towards the end of the week whilst examinations are being conducted. Students need to keep a keen eye and ear on the regular Notices appearing in Schoolbox and on the DVC screens around the College.

Some rehearsals will not be happening, whilst others could well be on for students in various Year Levels. It will be clearly announced through our usual methods of communication. All Junior School rehearsals will continue as per normal.

Upcoming Events

Somerset Festival for Young Performers

If you are considering being part of the workshops associated with the Somerset Festival for Young Performers begin held at the College on Saturday 11 June, please ensure you place your enrolments soon as places are limited. Workshops on offer include Piano, Violin, Speech and Drama, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Voice, Brass and Cello. They are open to students of all ages, through to Year 12. For information regarding the workshops please click here with information regarding the tutors at this link here. These workshops are not limited to just the students from Somerset College, all students are welcome.

Don’t forget that the entries are well and truly open for the Somerset Festival for Young Performers. This is a wonderful opportunity for young performers to participate in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. If you are learning from an instrumental or speech teacher at school, you should receive information about entries from your teacher. Entries close strictly on Friday 27 May. Please contact your instrumental/speech and drama teacher if you have not received any information yet. For more information please visit this link here.

Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival

Students who are keen to participate in the Gold Coast Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival should be keeping an eye on Schoolbox and the Daily Notices for information regarding this exciting performance opportunity. Information regarding the Senior Play has been made available this week with auditions commencing in Week 5. All other auditions (for the Junior and Intermediate sections) will commence following the upcoming examination block.

If you have any general queries regarding the Festival please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Katrina Fisher. Alternately, if you would like information regarding a specific production, please direct your queries as below:

A Continued Plea

The Senior Musical this year requires many of the cast to have lab coats. If any members of the College Community have a lab coat or two hanging in cupboard collecting dust, we will happily find them a new home. It does not matter what state of repair they are in. Any donations can be dropped to Mrs Roberts’ or Mrs Fisher’s offices in the PA.

Past Performances

Well done to the members of Vocal Group who contributed to the Andrews House Chapel service held on Tuesday. It is wonderful to see our choirs participating in this aspect of the College’s worship.

Congratulations also to the Year 10 Drama students who presented their Collage Drama Day on Wednesday. These performances highlighted the maturity and empathy of our students as they explored issues such as child brides, the power of social media, loss, the importance of family, body image and mental illness. These productions were powerful and sometimes confronting for their audience, and forced everyone to consider their power to change society for the better. Well done, Year 10s!

Date Claimer

On Friday 10 June the Jazz Band will be giving a short concert in the Performing Arts Centre commencing at 5.30pm. They would love to see parents and friends of the group in the audience as they display their work so far this year.

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