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Week 1,
Term One, 2017

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Monday saw the Performing Arts Department sign-on occur, with large numbers of students registering their interest in the many varied opportunities. Rehearsals in all the areas, both junior and senior, are now under way, with all ensembles, bands and choirs rehearsing busily for their first engagements.

If students have not yet found their way to rehearsals, a full list of rehearsal times for the junior and senior groups appears in the Student Diary.

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If uncertainty exists regarding the larger groups and their rehearsal times, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant staff member for direction. The larger groups’ directors this year are:

  • Senior Concert Band, Girls’ Choir, Men’s Chorus, Show Choir – Mrs Sue Roberts
  • Jazz Band, Junior Concert Band – Mrs Anne Rowe
  • Chamber Orchestra – Mr Ryaed Owens
  • Senior School Orchestra – Ms Catherine Lee
  • Melodic Mynas, Cool Cats Choir, Junior Chorale – Ms Melissa Black
  • JSO 1 and JSO 2 – Mrs Helen Moffatt

An avenue also available for communication is through our Performing Arts Captains, David Harris and Daiana Yoon. Queries from students and parents are welcome through this avenue as well. Please feel free to contact them through

Questions regarding the various ensembles (brass, recorder, flute, saxophone, clarinet, percussion) or any other general questions can be directed to Mrs Sue Roberts.

Junior School Ensembles – A Special Welcome

Melodic Mynas – Years 3 to 4
Ms Black would like to invite all students to attend Melodic Mynas Choir on Wednesday afternoon at 2.50pm in the Junior Music Room. There are a lot of students already enrolled but the more the merrier! Rehearsals are already underway so come join in the fun!

Junior Concert Band
Mrs Rowe is looking forward to welcoming back players from last year and welcoming new players to the Junior Concert Band at its first rehearsal on Monday Afternoon, 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Mrs Rowe will be there waiting for everyone with cookies in hand.

JSO 1 String Orchestra
Mrs Moffatt would like to invite all older string students in the Junior School to join the JSO 1 String Orchestra. Rehearsals are on a Wednesday morning at 7.45am in the Lepp Building.

Cool Cats – Years 1 and 2
Any students in Years 1 and 2 who love singing are invited to join the Cool Cats this term. They meet on Friday morning at 7.30am in the Junior Music Room. Ms Black will be waiting to welcome everyone. Come along next week and be prepared to have some fun!

Junior Chorale – Years 5 and 6
Ms Black would like to invite all students to attend Junior Chorale on a Wednesday lunchtime at 12.30pm in the Junior Music Room. There are sectionals on a Wednesday morning on rotation with Altos and Sopranos. It’s a great place to be!

JSO 2 String Orchestra
Mrs Moffatt would like to inform all string students in Years 3 and 4 that they are most welcome to join the JSO 2 String Orchestra. Rehearsals are on a Monday lunchtime at 12.30pm in the Lepp Building. So come and join last year’s members to make music.

Junior Recorder Ensemble
Mrs Little would love to have as many students as who would like to join her on a Tuesday morning for the Junior Recorder Ensemble at 8.15am in the Lepp Building. Any students have learnt some recorder are most welcome.

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