Students in the Band Program have enjoyed having a passing audience of other students and teachers, who appreciated hearing the various bands perform in the new rehearsal space on the silver seats under the small COLA. This space has proved a better rehearsal venue as it has access to power for bass amplifiers; is closer to the band room; and is under cover. The recorder groups have had a productive week rehearsing in the Water Street Band Room. These spaces will remain the usual rehearsal spaces for the bands and recorder groups for now.
Students received a new piece in rehearsal this week - A Festive Fanfare. Beginner Band students, please take this piece and Eye of the Tiger to your tutorials next week – we will rehearse these pieces with Junior Band at next Wednesday’s rehearsal. A reminder that Beginner Band rehearse on Wednesday mornings with Junior Band; as well as on Friday mornings, both rehearsals on the silver seats under the small COLA; arrival time 7:50am for an 8:00am start. Other pieces to practice include: Enchantment; Swansea Town; Regency Fanfare and Stadium Rock. A special thanks to Violet K and Jeffrey N for supporting the Beginner Band students in rehearsal this week and for all their help during rehearsals.
The Beginner Band Player of the Week was awarded to Josh P (Trombone). Well done Josh!
The Beginner Band Musician of the Week was awarded to Jayden N (Alto Saxophone). Congratulations Jayden!
A reminder that Junior Band rehearse on the silver seats under the small COLA with Intermediate Band on Mondays, and with Beginner Band on Wednesdays; arrival time 7:50am for an 8:00am start. This week the students received the music for Eye of the Tiger, Sesame Street. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will be distributed next week. The Junior Band Musician of the Week trophy will be awarded on Monday 26 October.
A reminder that Intermediate Band rehearse on the silver seats under the small COLA with Junior Band on Mondays and with Concert Band on Thursdays; arrival time 7:50am for an 8:00am start. New pieces in the Intermediate Band repertoire include A Festive Fanfare; Eye of the Tiger, Sesame Street and From the Realms of Glory. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will be distributed next week.
The Intermediate Band Musician of the Week was awarded to Samuel B (Flute). Congratulations Samuel!
Concert Band received five new pieces last week for Term 4 and in preparation for Band Tour later this term: Mission Impossible; Frozen Medley; Pokémon; March of the Tin Soldiers and Jingle Bell Rock; and another piece this week - From the Realms of Glory. A reminder that Concert Band rehearse on the silver seats under the small COLA on Tuesdays and with Intermediate Band on Thursdays; arrival time 7:50am for an 8:00am start.
The Concert Band Musician of the Week was awarded to Violet K (Trumpet). Congratulations Violet!
Stage Band is in full swing! Students should focus their Stage Band practice towards the following repertoire: Earth, Wind and Fire Dance Mix; The Way You Look Tonight; and The Mr Carger Blues.