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Music News

 

 

Welcome all, to what promises to be another exciting and productive year for Music at Marist. In 2019 the Music Department has many exciting events planned, in a diverse range of genres and in a variety of concert formats. More details of these concerts will be available in the next edition of the College newsletter and also in the soon to be published Music Concert Calendar. A reminder to all parents that information regarding all music activities for the year will be given via this page, the College Website and the College App. 

 

Music Lessons and Ensembles

Tuition for 2019 has already commenced for both new and continuing students. It is very important that students check their lesson times via email each week. Lesson and ensemble times are also on display on the noticeboard in the Music Centre and the Primary School. Lesson enrolments carry over from term to term and year to year. Enrolments only cease once a cancellation form has been received.

 

Student Absences

  1. It is the responsibility of the student/parents to notify the teacher of intending absences at least 24 hours in advance.  Upon notification, the teacher will attempt to reschedule the lesson. Notification is best given in writing by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Lessons missed by students without 24 hours prior notice or adequate excuse will forfeit the cost of the missed lesson and the teacher will not be required to reschedule the lesson.
  3. Where a student misses a lesson as a result of a College event (e.g. an excursion or exam), the teacher will attempt to reschedule the lesson if a prior apology in accordance with the above has been given.
  4. Students must have all relevant equipment, i.e. instrument and music, to attend their lesson.
  5. Notices are emailed to parents if a student has missed two lessons without adequate excuses.

 

Reminders

  • Ensemble rehearsals for the ensembles that attended Music Camp will commence in Week 2 (this week).
  • All other ensemble rehearsals will commence in Week 3. Ensemble allocations will be emailed later this week.
  • Morning rehearsals start at 7:30am, but please arrive at 7:20am to allow time for setup.
  • Students must fill out the music lesson record at the back of their diary each week when they receive their lesson time. This is then to be shown to their classroom teacher who will give them permission to leave class. If the time is not listed in the diary, the classroom teacher may not give a student permission to leave.
  • Diaries must be brought to every lesson. Students will be sent to retrieve them if they arrive without a diary.
  • Lessons will usually be kept on the same weekday. Throughout the term, times within that day could change - to avoid clashes with the same academic class.

 

Communication

If you have any concerns or questions about the music program, please feel free to contact us at any time:

Mr Enrico Le Mura (Executive Officer Music)
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P: 07 3858 4668

 

Music Camp 2019

On Saturday February 1, approximately 150 music students and staff departed for Alexandra Park, Alexandra Headlands on the annual start-of-the-year Music Camp. Members of the College’s Chamber Choir, Performance Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber & Senior String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra 1 and Big Band 1 were all involved in the intensive ensemble rehearsals to hone their skills for the numerous upcoming performances this year. The camp was a great success, with all ensembles producing some fantastic results so early in the year - as well as enjoying a great time with activities including a trivia night and bowling on Saturday night. 2019 looks to be a great year, with a record number of students involved in both instrumental and choral ensembles. Thank you to the boys and staff; Miss Rhiannon Fenn, Ms Janelle Lee Long, Miss Alison Braidwood, Mrs Catherine Wasserman, Mr Darian Johns, Miss Megan Harmston, Mr Enrico Le Mura, Mr Daniel Byrne, Ms Evalyn Keen, Mr Caleb College, Mr Sean Flynn, Ms Melanie Stewart, Mr Joseph Rabjohns, Mr Jamie Kennedy, Mr Andrew Ball, Ms Rachel Andrews, Ms Carmen Hooper, Mr Aaron Jansz and Mr Sam Vincent. 

 

Mr Andrew Butt
Head of Music
Co-curricular Music