Music Notes

A WARM INVITATION TO YOU ALL TO A WONDERFUL FREE CONCERT!!

SENIOR AND JUNIOR ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL CONCERT

7.00pm, Wednesday 21 June

Robert Blackwood Hall

This very exciting concert featuring 400 students from Years 3 to 12 will be held in ROBERT BLACKWOOD HALL at Monash University. This is a magnificent auditorium with excellent acoustics for choirs and orchestras and very comfortable seating for a large audience so we do invite all parents, families, old students and friends to come and enjoy this spectacular event! There is no charge and the music will be very exciting, varied, short and "easy to listen to"!

Please put the date in your diary now and DON'T MISS IT!

The following groups will perform:

Junior Choir

Junior Orchestra

Junior Chamber Choir

Year 7 and 8 Choir

Middle School Orchestra

Middle School Chamber Choir

String Orchestra

Senior Chamber Choir

Concert Band

Senior Choir

Senior Orchestra

A letter to all performers and their parents will be posted and emailed out to all Junior and Senior performers within the next two weeks and a copy of each letter will be placed on the Huntingtower website. Please make sure that you receive a copy as it gives details of rehearsals over the 2 weeks before the concert and also arrival times at the concert. If you do not receive the letter or have a problem with any rehearsal or the performance please contact Lynley Bramble (BH 9807 8888 or AH 9803 7701 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.)

SOLO CONCERTS

At least one solo concert and sometimes two are held for each year level throughout the year. There are also special concerts for players in Years Prep, 1 and 2. Short solo concerts are also held for players from any year level throughout the school. These are especially useful for students who are preparing for exams, eisteddfods or auditions and would like more opportunities to perform.

During Term One our first solo concerts were our wonderful House Music Festival Solo Concerts held several weeks ago where we heard 180 amazing performances from students in Years 7 to 12 over six concerts. The next solo concert was for Year 5 and 6 String Players (concerts for piano and wind players are held later in the year.) The array of talent was wonderful and we also enjoyed a very entertaining item played by the Year 5 and 6 Orchestra.

In the final week of Term 1 we had a wonderful solo concert for any Senior students who wished to perform. The variety and standard of performances was amazing. NB. The dates for Solo Concerts for Junior Students in Term 2 have been changed from the original dates because of the exciting Junior Musical production "Wind in the Willows" which is being enthusiastically rehearsed by Junior students at the moment. Some of the dates clashed so here are the new Junior Solo Concert dates:

NEW SOLO CONCERT DATES

Tuesday 27 June 6pm Year 3 and 4 Solo Concert

Tuesday 25 July 6pm Junior Piano Concert (Years 1-6)

Monday 31 July 6pm Little Symphony Concert (Years Prep-2)

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Year 10, 11 and 12 musicians will also perform this term and other Senior soloists will perform throughout Terms 3 and 4.

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO:

• Aaron Wu (Year 4) who received a High Distinction at the recent AMEB exams – a wonderful achievement Aaron! Other exam candidates also received wonderful results so well done to you all!

ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED, HAVING A 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY OR ORGANISING A BUSINESS DINNER?

Huntingtower musicians would be very willing to provide a small (or large) ensemble to play beautiful music in a wide variety of styles at any occasion. They have a very comprehensive "gig" folder that includes many special requests. A small fee would be charged as fundraising for the Huntingtower Music Department.

SPECIAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

1. Senior and Junior Orchestral and Choral Concert Wednesday 21 June at 7.00pm in Robert Blackwood Hall. All choirs, orchestras and Concert Band (involving students from Years 3 to 12) will perform so please keep the date free and enjoy a fantastic evening! This concert is free of charge.

2. Waverley Eisteddfod Ensemble sections which usually involve every player from Years 3 to 12 on Saturday 12 August – please keep this date free also. The sections may be smaller this year because the PAC will not be available.

3. Huntingtower Arts in Round Sunday 15 October at 2.30pm