Special Interest Music Report Issue 7

A highlight of the Music Performance Calendar was the Arts Showcase. 11 of our ensembles featured in this multi-arts production at the Shedley Theatre on Wednesday August 31. Fantastic photos from the Arts Showcase will feature in the next newsletter. I congratulate all the students who performed to such a high standard, and to all the SIMC and Instrumental staff for their outstanding level of commitment and work in preparing students for this very important school event. The Woodville High School String Quartet was a special guest artist and under the direction of Celeste Wong entertained us with an engaging performance. Highlights from the Arts Showcase will feature in the next newsletter.

The Classical Guitar Ensemble performed at the Woodville High School Music Showcase held at the Woodville Town Hall on Thursday August 18. A huge thank you is extended to Lothar Bukojemski, IMS classical guitar teacher, for preparing students for a number of high profile performances.

Students Mathew Allen, Matthew Snelling and Peter Moore provided entertainment at the Winter Feast of Opportunities 2016 Gala Dinner held on Friday August 19 at the Audi Solitaire showroom. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students and their exceptional performances were very much appreciated by all who attended.

On Tuesday August 23 The EPIC Stage Band and Vocal Ensemble were privileged to perform for the honourable Susan Close MP, Minister for Education, and dignitaries including Mayor of Playford, Glenn Docherty and Playford Council CEO Mal Hemmerling.

Thank you to classical guitarists Sharni Carter and Mat Allen for providing music at the recent Business Breakfast held in the Learning Hub on Wednesday September 7. Thanks also to Mat Allen, Matthew Snelling, Peter Moore and Sharni Carter for their performances at the Adelaide University Global Village event, which was organised by last year’s highly successful Year 12 Special Interest Music student Hieu Tran. It was fantastic to be invited by, and to support, Hieu in this endeavour, and also hear about his progress at university.

Congratulations to the EPIC Stage Band, BackBeat Marching Band, Vocal Ensemble and soloist Jamie Groom for their stunning performances at the Festival Theatre for the SA Primary Schools Festival of Music. Feedback has been extremely positive from both members of the public and organisers of the event.

The final Year 12 Recital Night was held on Thursday August 25 and our Stage 2 Music performance students are now intensely preparing for their final external marking by the SACE Board on their performance units in week 10 of this term. We wish them all the best for this extremely important assessment.