Congratulations – GLOW
Congratulations to all the students who performed as part of the GLOW Festival last Friday in the Link. Your music was enjoyed by all visitors, staff and students. Special thanks go to our two music captains Jade and Amy who were a great support throughout the evening.
Congratulations – AMEB results
Congratulations to the following students who recently completed their AMEB Speech and Drama Exams:
Sophie Rose - grade 5
Charlotte Traynor - grade 6
Emma Aziz - grade 5
Congratulations also go to Sue Kim who successfully completed her Grade 5 Theory Examination.
Well done girls.
Arrangements for Musicians – Annual Awards
On Monday, 12 November 2018, St Aidan’s AGS Annual Awards Ceremony will be held at the Concert Hall at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The following groups will be performing in the ceremony, so will be required to attend a dress rehearsal at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on the day:
Symphonic Winds Chorale
Paganini Strings Children Crossing (Year 7 and 8 only)
Chamber Winds St Aidan’s Community Choir
All Chamber String Ensembles Con Brio Band
Please find below details for this event with regards to rehearsal, performance and arrival times, meals, dress requirements, required equipment, absences on the day and tickets for the ceremony.
Students receiving an award and Student Leaders for 2018 and 2019 are required to attend a morning rehearsal at the Concert Hall at QPAC on Monday 12 November. They will depart St Aidan’s by bus at 9.00am and travel to QPAC. These students will be accompanied by St Aidan’s staff at all times. Students will return to school at 11.45am, with the exception of the musicians who will remain at QPAC for the day.
All other musicians who are involved in performances for the ceremony will depart school by bus at 10.45am. Please meet at Kathleen Street at the end of morning tea (10:35am). Students involved in music ensembles will remain at QPAC for the remainder of the day.
Please see musician’s schedule as follows:
10.45am Musicians leave school, travel to QPAC and enter via Stage Door 1
11.35am QPAC Fire & Evacuation Debrief
12.00 – 1.15pm 45-minute rehearsal Awards Choir
2.00 – 3.00pm 1-hour rehearsal Symphony Orchestra (Into the Storm)
3.00 – 4.00pm 1-hour rehearsal Combined Band (Fanfare to the Third Planet)
5.00-6:00pm Dinner rotations
5:45-6:30pm Choir rehearsal
6:10pm Chamber Strings and Winds meet Mr Bonetti at Stage Door 1
The Annual Awards Ceremony will begin at 7.00pm and should conclude at 9.00pm. Parents are to collect their daughters in the foyer of the Concert Hall after the ceremony.
Chamber Group Meeting Times
Students in Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds will be performing prior to the ceremony so will be required to meet Mr Bonetti at Stage Door 1 (QPAC) at 6.10pm in preparation for their performances.
All music students will need to bring their morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Lunch and afternoon tea will be consumed at QPAC. A hot dinner from the QPAC kitchen will be provided for those students who have remained at QPAC for the day. This meal will be provided and paid for by the School.
Rehearsal: All students must wear their formal blue school uniform.
Concert: Please refer to the table below for required dress at the concert.
If, for any reason, your daughter is absent from school on this day, please phone reception and leave a message.
Parents are able to follow this link to website to reserve tickets (complimentary) for the Annual Awards Ceremony https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sn_st_aidans_18/. This link is also located on Aidan’s Central. Please note that Award Recipients, musicians, 2018 Student Leaders and all Year 12 students have allocated seating. Therefore, parents of these students only need to reserve tickets for themselves or family members for QPAC.
Private Tuition Studio Concerts
Throughout this week, the private music tutors at St Aidan’s will be running their annual Studio Concerts. Please see the following list for details. If your tutor is not listed, please contact them directly for times and locations.
Mrs Figliano’s Clarinet Concert: Thursday 8/11 at 1.15pm in the band room C112.
Mrs Legried’s Lower Strings Concert Thursday 8/11 at 5.30pm in the band room C112.
Sherwood Community Festival Performances
On Friday 9 November, students in Vivaldi Strings, Corelli Strings and Allegro Strings will be performing at the Sherwood Community Festival from 6.30-7.30pm. The performance location is Sherwood Road in the area directly in front of SNAP Fitness.
All students are required to wear the blue school uniform and are asked to arrive by 6.00 pm for tuning/warm up before performing at 6.30pm. As this is an evening event, parents will need to organise transport for students.
General information about the Festival can be found at www.sherwoodfestival.com.au.
We would love to see as many families as possible coming along to lend their support to our younger musicians.
St Aidan’s School Hire Instrument Returns
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS USING ST AIDAN’S SCHOOL HIRE INSTRUMENTS
Please be advised that all school hire instruments will need to be returned to your instrumental tutor or to Mrs Figliano by the following dates:
YEAR 12 STUDENTS – Wednesday Week 6 - 14 November.
BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS – Tuesday Week 7 - 20 November.
PREP– YEAR 11 STUDENTS – Friday Week 7 - 23 November.
It is very important that all instruments are returned by the dates listed above as they need to be assessed and sent away for repairs.
Please be aware that Clarinets, Flutes and Trumpets are on short term loan only and students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument after one year of private tuition if possible. All larger more expensive instruments are on long term loan and can be re-hired at the start of 2019.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are very lucky at St Aidan’s to have a harp tuition program. We currently have some openings for harp lessons and our accomplished harp tutor is taking new enrolments. The school owns several harps that can be used for lessons and practice. If you would like to take advantage of this special opportunity, please contact email@example.com for further information.
All students are welcome to participate in the Music Ensembles on offer at St Aidan’s. Students need to have some proficiency on the instrument appropriate to the ensemble but all students are encouraged to sing in the choir! Any girl who is interested is encouraged to discuss their involvement with Dr Cuskelly firstname.lastname@example.org Ms Trott email@example.com or Mrs Figliano firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instrumental lessons in 2018
Don’t forget to complete the electronic private tuition form as soon as possible and return to us here at the school. Knowing which students are continuing with their lessons really assists in organising instruments, timetables and rooms. And of course, we are very keen to hear from any new students who are interested in learning an instrument. Please enrol via Aidan’s Central – Music; Private Tuition; click on Private Tuition Form.
Music Support Group
The St Aidan’s Music Support Group, made up of parents, students and staff, provides vital support to the school’s young musicians through its fundraising endeavours and its smooth organisation of concerts and other music events. The group regularly purchases much-needed instruments, music and other equipment, and also helps support other activities such as music bursaries, workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. The Music Support group meets for just an hour in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02).
New members are not only most welcome, but also very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact the group’s president, Paula Hodge, email@example.com if you have any questions, or if you would be willing to volunteer but are unable to attend regular meetings.
Full Size Cello - For Sale
A family in Sherwood has a full size cello for sale for $500. It comes with a spare set of strings (value $100), a hard case and some cello music. Please phone Richard & Sarah Smith 0418 794 825 / 0408 195 110.
Rehearsal Schedule for 2018
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2018. This schedule has been prepared in consultation with the Head of Sport and every effort has been made to minimise clashes. However, please bear in mind that there are usually a minimum of 2 sports training scheduled in any week and should there be a clash between a music rehearsal (offered once a week only) and a sport training students are to attend the musical rehearsal on the set day and attend the alternative sports training on the other.
Weekly instrumental rehearsals are held in the CHC.
2018 Rehearsal Schedule
Ensemble Volar (auditioned)
Chorale (Yrs 9-12)
Children Crossing (Yrs 6-8)
Junior Singers (Yrs 3-5)
Community Choir (Semester Two only)
Paganini Strings (AMEB Grade Five and above, auditioned)
Corelli Strings (Yrs 7-11)
Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Da Capo Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings (auditioned)
Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
Staccato Strings (Beginner Ensemble)
Year 1 and 2 Beginner Strings Program
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)
Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Three and above)
Con Brio Band (Yrs 7-9)
Chamber Winds (auditioned)
Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
Percussion Ensemble (Yrs 5 and above)
Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
Yr 3 Beginner Band Program (Semester Two only)
Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)
Semester 2, 2018 School Music Calendar
Changes and additions may be made to the Calendar. Updates are provided through the Newsletter.