Music Notes



Junior Orchestra and Little Symphony musicians have already received a schedule of rehearsals and Senior Orchestra and Concert Band musicians will have a rehearsal schedule posted to them during the next week.

f you do not receive a schedule please contact Lynley Bramble (BH 9807 8888 AH 9803 7701 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as it is essential that every player attends every rehearsal please. A copy of both the Senior Speech Day and Junior rehearsals are below.

There will be a special Senior Orchestra Break-Up Tea and Rehearsal on Sunday 3 December from 5.30pm-8.30pm.

All details are in the notice and tea will be provided.

This is compulsory for all players please. So please let me know immediately if there is a problem. Many thanks to all players in all the groups for their fantastic work.

SOLO CONCERTS            

Sincere appreciation is extended to over 400 students covering all year levels who have performed throughout 2017. Our musicians are at all stages of development and we thoroughly enjoy, support and appreciate every performance and appreciate also the emerging talent inherent in each performer. The audiences have always been warm and enthusiastic - many thanks to you all for your great support.

We have recently enjoyed a wonderful concert given by our Year 7 students and we congratulate every student for the professional way in which each item was presented and for the amazing standard achieved. Once again we were extremely fortunate to have an enthusiastic and supportive audience.

During the holidays and throughout the term we also had magnificent recitals by our VCE Music Performance students â€" 30 minutes of music all performed from memory. Hearty congratulations to all our VCE Music students who have worked constantly for many years to reach such a high standard.

Some of our students doing AMEB exams also gave magnificent recitals during the holidays to help prepare for upcoming exams.

The final solo concert for 2017, the Little Symphony Solo Concert was held on Thursday, 16 November in the Orchestral Room. We heard delightful music from Years Prep, 1 and 2 orchestral players and then some wonderful items from the Little Symphony.


The Year 7 and 8 Choir, Middle School Orchestra and Middle School Chamber Choir who performed beautifully at Orientation Day for the 2018 Year 7 students. We hope that many of the 2018 Year 7 students will join our orchestras, Concert Band and choirs next year. Special congratulations must be given to the orchestral players who demonstrated their instruments so beautifully. Much thought and preparation had gone into each demonstration.

The musicians who performed so beautifully at the Celebration Service for our former Principal, Mr John Callaway. Several of John's favourite works were played and sincere appreciation is also extended to past student, Kia Leong, and past parents Prudence Davis and Jeffrey Crellin for their musical tributes.

All the musicians in the Senior School who have demonstrated such amazing dedication throughout the entire year. We are sincerely grateful to our Year 12 musicians who have given us such wonderful music over so many years. We will miss you all very much indeed but hope that you will come back often and perform with us. A special thank-you to Mrs Lisa Sutton for the superb singing in the Senior Choir and Senior Chamber Choir and Mrs Sharon Hunter for the superb singing in the Year 7 and 8 Choir.

Every student in the Junior School for his/her wonderful contribution to the music at the two Junior Celebration evenings which will be held on Wednesday 22 November and Thursday 30 October. Everyone is involved in the massed singing (as a singer or orchestral player) and the result will be electrifying. Sincere thanks to Mrs Anne Wilson for her superb work with the three Junior choirs and Junior music classes.

The Citizenship Ensemble who always perform beautifully at the many Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year. We are extremely grateful to these musicians and their parents for their dedication to these very important events.


The Senior House Music Festival is held early next year so auditions for soloists will be held in the second week of Term 1 2018. Musicians are encouraged to start practising for the auditions now!!! More details about the auditions will be sent out toward the end of the holidays. ALL auditionees will represent their Houses and perform in solo concerts in the fourth week of Term 1.


It would be wonderful to have as many students learn instruments as possible and participate in our orchestras, bands and ensembles. The benefits of playing together are enormous (development of high level reading, aural, numerical and fine motor skills which are channelled into academic work, plus the bonus of social interaction, teamwork and enjoyment!) If you would like to discuss availability or try out instruments over the holidays please don’t hesitate to contact me (Lynley Bramble email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9803 7701)


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 Instrumental Fund.

PIANO FOR SALE -  BARGAIN PRICE OF $300!!!! (from a kind past Huntingtower parent)

Gors and Kallman upright piano

Price: $300 (plus delivery)

Gors and Kallman upright piano with matching stool. Dark walnut finish, fantastic condition, rarely used. Perfect piano for a student. Paid $3000 new in 2003 (receipts available).

Contact: Sue 0424 292 100 (Mount Waverley)

All the members of the Music Department extend our sincere gratitude to you all for a wonderful year and wish you all the very best for a happy and peaceful Christmas season and a refreshing holiday. Please don't hesitate to contact me (Lynley Bramble BH 9807 8888 AH 9803 7701 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you need any information or assistance over the holidays (eg. about music tuition, choosing/trying out instruments etc.)