A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Director of Music - Edition 18 - 2023

AMEB flute results

Congratulations to the following students who recently sat their AMEB exams and achieved outstanding results.

Year 4: Madeleine Huang-Preliminary Comprehensive: A Honours

Year 5: Aishwarya Khanna-Preliminary Comprehensive: A Honours

Year 6: Anya Rose-Grade 3 Comprehensive: A Honours

Year 10: Eva Bratkovic- Grade 6 Repertoire: B Credit

Twilight Concert

Wednesday 15 November saw the re-emergence of the Twilight Concert for curriculum Music and Dance. We enjoyed a slightly different format this year with the dancers on the stage and the musicians outside on Westminster Green. While it was a little windy, thanks to everyone who came along to support the students who performed to display part of the practical work they do in curriculum Dance and Music.

SACE Art, Design & Technologies Show

On Thursday 16 November the annual Art, Design and Technologies show was officially opened at 6 pm in the Worthley Foyer of the Murray Centre. The Senior Jazz Combo played until 7 pm when the exhibition was officially opened. After the formalities, which included a series of awards, both rock bands performed. West Side Rock Project and the Usual Suspects entertained a number of people who attended the show.

Thanks to all the Music students involved who performed on the night. For the rock bands it was their last gig for the year and an opportunity to farewell the Year 12 students who were a part of the bands this year.

Year 3 String and Year 5 Band Night

On Tuesday 21 November, the Year 3 String Night and Year 5 Band Night was held to demonstrate some of the work these beginning ensembles have completed. Year 3 strings started at 5 pm and involved all the Year 3 String players, the Cello Ensemble, Vivace Strings, Year 5 Specialist Strings and our Senior Orchestra. All of the strings players (around 150 of them) finished with a stirring rendition of Viva la Vida which was also brilliantly sung by Jaime Willson.

A quick re-set of the stage and our Year 5 band night began at 7 pm with the Year 5 Band, Year 6 Band, Prep Concert Band, Intermediate Concert Band and Senior Concert Band. The latter two combined with over 100 students on stage with a version of the theme from Avengers.

Well done to all students involved (approximately 350 of them!) and all the staff who made this possible, especially Bethany Nottage, Paul Jankovic and Karen Wandel.

Glenelg Christmas Pageant - the tradition continues!

On Sunday 26 November, the Year 7 Class Band (plus dancers) took part in the Glenelg Christmas Pageant. The Year 7 Band has been working hard to play their carols by heart. We practised walking on the oval in formation, and last Tuesday we walked around the Prep School Oval to the cheering of many of the Prep students. It was great preparation for Sunday's pageant.

The Pageant started at Jetty Road Glenelg at 10.30 am and it was great to see the support from the crowds on the day. Thank you and congratulations to all involved!

Practicing on the Prep School Oval
The banner bearers!
Red and Green - the Ukelele section leads the band!
Dancers, instrumentalists and the drum corps!

Michael Degenhart
Director of Music