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

Early Learning to Year 12

Director of Music - Edition 5 - 2019

Term 2 Music Events

Please find below a few dates for your dairies. Most of the major events are in the school calendar, and students involved in these events will have specific details sent to them with more detailed information

Week 1
Monday 29 AprilRehearsals for GiJ, 2.00 - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 1 MayAssembly: Big Band 1
Westminster Jazz Night, 7.00 pm, The Gov
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 MayGenerations in Jazz Weekend
Week 2
Tuesday 7 MayGold Duke of Edinburgh's Award Presentation, Government House, String Quartet
Wednesday 8 MayAssembly: Tyler Leung
Week 3
Wednesday 15 MayAssembly: Senior Concert Band
Thursday 16 MayAutumn Gala, 7.00 pm, Latvian Hall, Wayville
Week 4
Monday 20 MayConcert with the ASO-Grainger Studios, Big Band 1
Wednesday 22 MayAssembly: Steve Dinning
Week 5
Wednesday 29 MayAssembly: Drama
Active Elders Gig - Year 9 Music
Week 6
Wednesday 5 JuneAssembly: Vocal Jazz 1, Solo Performance, 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Week 7
Tuesday 11 JuneExam Week
Week 8
Wednesday 19 JuneAssembly: Vocal Jazz 2
Sing, Sing, Sing Concert, 6.30 pm, MMC
Week 9
Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 JuneAustralian Combined Schools Music Festival, Sydney Grammar School

Generations in Jazz 2019

On Friday 3 May our Big Bands and Jazz Ensemble will head down to Mt Gambier for the annual Generations in Jazz weekend, the National Big Band and Vocal Jazz competitions.

Big Band 1 have been invited to perform on the Friday on the main street in Mt Gambier outside the James Morrison Academy (JMA). Competitions will commence on Saturday and run all day. We wish our bands well in their preparations for this event.

Westminster Jazz Night 2019

Wednesday 1 May at The Gov

As a lead up to Generations in Jazz we will hold our annual Jazz Night at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel on Wednesday 1 May. The events starts at 7.00 pm, but the Small Jazz Ensemble will play from 6.30 pm. We also have some special guests performing this year.

Tickets are available from the Music Office or at the door - Adults $10 and Concession $5. Please come along and support the students in the ensembles.

Westminster Autumn Gala 2019

Thursday 16 May at Latvian Hall Wayville

We warmly invite the Westminster community to our Autumn Gala event. This year we are running a cabaret night with performances by the Senior Concert Band, Big Bands, Prep Concert Band, Senior Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Rock Bands. It will be held at the Latvian Hall, 4 Clark Street, Wayville, beginning at 7.00 pm. There are full bar facilities available.

This will be the first performance for many of our bands and we are looking forward to presenting this to you in a relaxed, cabaret style format. Tickets are available at www.trybooking.com/BBVQS

Mateja Sardelis

Well done to Mateja who is performing at The Gov at the start of the school holidays.

Mateja is part of a Pop/RnB group called Girl Nation, and they are performing a live concert on 14 April 2019. Please see details below. Tickets are available through try booking.

We wish Mateja all the very best in her performance.


Michael Degenhart
Director of Music