Congratulations – AMEB results
Congratulations to the following students who recently completed their AMEB Speech and Drama Exams:
Brooke Liddlelow - CVCA
Adair Davidson - CVCA
Lucinda Guest - grade 7
Estella Sherlock - grade 7
Charlotte Traynor - grade. 7
Sophie Rose - grade 7
Zoe Wang - grade 5
Harp Tuition 2020
St Aidan’s is one of few schools in Brisbane to offer a specialist Harp Tuition Program. We are very privileged to have Ms Korzacic, an accomplished performer and teacher to instruct the girls. Openings now exist for new and existing students to commence lessons on this rare and exquisite instrument for 2020. Please direct all enquires to Music@staidans.qld.edu.au
To celebrate a fantastic year of music making, all Senior School Extra-Curricular Music students are invited to attend the Music Lunch on Friday 8th of November at 12.50 in the CHC.
On Monday, 11 November 2019, 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:
All Chamber String Ensembles
St Aidan’s Community Choir
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 2019 and 2020 are required to attend a morning rehearsal at the Concert Hall at QPAC on Monday 11 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 12.00pm, with the exception of the musicians who will remain at QPAC for the day.
All 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 (Pirates of the Caribbean)
3.00 – 4.00pm 1-hour rehearsal Combined Band (Blue Ridge Saga)
4.00 – 5.30 pm Dinner rotations (Bands; Strings; Choir)
5.30 – 6.30pm Awards Choir rehearsal
6.00pm Chamber Strings meet Mr Bonetti in foyer
6:00 - 6:40pm String Quartets perform in foyer
6:45 - 6:55pm Paganini perform Concertos on stage
6:55pm Combined Bands on stage
7.00 – 9.00pm Ceremony
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 will be performing prior to the ceremony so will be required to meet Mr Bonetti in the foyer at 6.00pm 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. Dietary requirements not already communicated to the school should be emailed to Mrs Humphrey (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
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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_19/. This link is also located in the latest school newsletter. Please note that Award Recipients, musicians, 2019 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.
Sherwood Community Festival
On Friday 15th of 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.
Symphonic Wind Auditions
All girls in Years 6-9 who are members of the Band Program are invited to audition for our most senior band at St Aidan’s – Symphonic Winds for 2020. The audition music has been sent via email and hard copies are available from the Band Room. Auditions will take place in Week 7 on Monday after school or Thursday morning before school. An audition sign-up sheet will be in the Band Room this week.
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
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 workshops and overseas tours.
The support group relies on the goodwill of parents to help with ticket sales, catering, publicity, and fundraising which are vital to the seamless running of concerts throughout the year. Meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the Science and Technology Building meeting room (SG02). 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.
Rehearsal Schedule for 2019
In order to assist parents and students in planning, please see the rehearsal schedule for 2019. 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.
Please click here for the 2019 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 (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Chamber String Ensembles: Volar Strings, Allegro Strings, Arco Strings, Four Seasons Strings, Da Capo Strings (auditioned)
• Vivaldi Strings (Yrs 5-8)
• Dolce Strings (Yrs 2-4)
• Clementi Celli
• Beginner Strings Program
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Paganini Strings)
• Symphonic Winds (AMEB Grade Four and above)
• Con Brio Band (AMEB Grade Two and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Yr 5 and above)
• Charma Band (Yrs 5-7)
• Back-beat Band (Yr 5 and above)
• Percussion Ensemble (Yr 5 and above)
• Taffanel Flutes (Senior Chamber Flute Choir)
• Yr 4 Beginner Band Program
• Yr 3 Beginner Band Preparation Program (Semester Two only)
• Combined Orchestras (Symphonic Winds and Corelli Strings)
2019 Music Calendar
Please click here for Term 4 Music Calendar. Changes and additions may be made throughout the year. Updates will be provided in the Newsletter.