Music Happenings 17 February 2017 - Glasshouse Christian College

Music Happenings 17 February 2017



  • February 15, 2017

Music Happenings 2017

Music lessons have commenced for the year with our Instrumental Music Teachers and so have band and ensemble rehearsals.

Instrumental Music lessons:

This year the enrolment process for instrumental music lessons are being completed digitally using a Google form. Please follow the link below if you wish for child to enrol in instrumental music lessons.

We offer lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, guitar and bass guitar, piano, drums, vocals, violin, viola and cello. The College website has been updated with the latest instrumental music handbook that provides contact details of all our music teachers, costs of lessons and enrolment methods. Our music teaches are quickly filling with enrolments and some teaches only have a small number of spaces left to take students. Please contact Miss Hilton at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding instrumental lessons.

Bands and Ensembles:

There is also a Google form for parents to complete if there child is interested in participating in the Concert Band.

Why should my child join band?

Teamwork: In an band, orchestra or ensemble, you’re part of a team working towards a common goal. You all have to work effectively together to produce a sound people want to hear, and to do justice to the notes a composer has written on a page. If one person doesn’t pull their weight, it can affect the entire performance.

Organisation: You’ll need to practise your part in between sessions, as well as committing the time to weekly rehearsals. Your organisational skills will get a good boost when you have to juggle all this with your schoolwork, and it will give you good practice for handling large workloads at university and beyond.

Coping under pressure: Though enjoyable, an band or ensemble is a high-pressured environment because you’re required to play your instrument to a high standard, performing beautifully without making any mistakes. Your ability to overcome stage fright and put on top-notch performances will stand you in good stead and boost your confidence in other situations you may find yourself in at school, university or in a job

Discipline: It takes a lot of hard work and determination to reach a high standard on any musical instrument. You’ll need to practise religiously pretty much everyday for years, and continue to do so in order to maintain that high standard once you’ve attained it. Not all music practice is fun, either; scales and studies are often dull and repetitive, and the practical and theory exams you’ll be encouraged to take are challenging. If you want to prove you’ve got the discipline and self-motivation it takes to see a project through to its conclusion, this is a great way to demonstrate it.

We have many ensembles this year for students to participate in. Mr Yusupov runs the Primary ensembles, please contact him on [email protected] if you have questions regarding primary ensembles. Miss Hilton runs secondary ensembles, please contact her on [email protected].

Primary Band                             Tuesday morning 7.30-8.30 – Primary Music Room

Little Voices (Yr 1-3)                   Tuesday 11:00  – 11:30   – Primary Music Room

Sing & Shout (Yr 4-6)                  Friday 11:00 – 11:30 am – Primary Music Room

Boys to Men Choir (Yr 5-6)         Wednesday 11:00 -11:30 am Primary Music Room

Jazz Band                                  Tuesday afternoon 3.30-4.30 – Theatre (H1)

Brass Ensemble                         Wednesday afternoon 3:30-4:30 – Secondary Music Room (H2)

Primary String Ensemble           Thursday 11.00-11.30 – Primary Music Room

Secondary String Ensemble       Thursday 1.00-1.30 – Secondary Music Room (H2)

Concert Band                            Thursday 3.10-4.30 – Theatre (H1

Secondary Vocal Group             TBA

Mason White: Yamaha Australian National Band Championships – Launceston

Mason White has been selected to attend the Yamaha Australian National Band Championships held in Launceston. He will be performing in the Sunshine Coast Youth Band ‘Bright as Brass’ which will compete on the Easter weekend in Launceston, Tasmania. They will be performing a number of songs and also competing in a marching segment where they will march down the road in front of many spectators.

He will also be performing in a group called ‘Bold as Brass’ which consists of mostly the younger band members and some adults which will compete with the D Grade bands which has an unrestricted age limit and player level.

His father, David, and our brass teacher, Matthew Gill, will also be playing tuba in the ‘Bold as Brass’ group.

Ebony Hilton, Instrumental Program Coordinator 

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