Music News

Most of the ensembles are settling in well and filling our school ground with music. Punctuality and consistent practice are keys to an enjoyable and successful year ahead. Anyone interested in joining please get in touch ASAP.

Enrolment Forms and Ensemble Fee Payments

Thank you to all members who already completed their online enrolment. It provides essential information for us to organise our day-to-day ensemble activities. If you have not already done so please kindly take a few minutes and register via the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7XtQMwm6JV-hFBXvTbZvuN0ixLtbXxg49gq-GH0BioKjTEw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Please pay the ensemble fees via QKR by choosing the correct ensemble that your child attends. If there are any questions please contact us. Both of these need to be completed by week 4 in order for your child to participate in their ensemble.

Band Instrument Tryout

Would you like to join our Training Band but are not sure where to start or which instrument to learn? Interested year 3-6 students are invited to the Band Instrument Tryout on Thursday 22nd February at lunchtime in the school hall to meet our conductor, try out various band instruments and find out which one is for you. We can then direct you how to start your instrumental journey and join our ensemble community. Please email music.eastwoodps@gmail.com to reserve your spot ASAP. See the poster around school grounds for details.

Open Band Rehearsal

Come and watch our band in action this Wednesday morning before school. 

Ensemble Requirements

To ensure the high standard of our music program, all students must follow the requirements below:

• Attendance of weekly rehearsals – arrive 10 minutes before the rehearsal time
• Practice for weekly rehearsals – home practice as required by conductor
• Attendance at performances – as required

Please notify the coordinator and provide legitimate proof when a student has to be absent from rehearsals and/or performances. In order to make sure we provide a quality music program we need your support in ensuring that all children follow these rules. Please refer to the details in the updated Music Handbook.

2018 Music Ensembles – Rehearsal Schedule

Concert Band – Monday 3:15pm and Wednesday 7:45am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Monday 8am, School Hall
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15pm, School Hall
Symphony Orchestra Group – Wednesday 8.30am, School Hall

Upcoming Events

Music Camp – 9th and 10th April (Monday and Tuesday) at Powell Baden Scout Centre, Pennant Hills. Lots of volunteers are needed to make this exciting event possible. Please send us an email if you can help out.

Enquiries

Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (malobhale@gmail.com)
Others – Eva Leung (music.eastwoodps@gmail.com )

Thanks
EPS P&C Music Committee

Music Camp

On Monday and Tuesday students from the Eastwood string and band groups woke up early and headed off to Baden-Powell Scout Centre for the annual Music Camp.

As the day progressed students were anticipating the orchestra practise because of the great piece we were playing (Ancient Hunters). Before dinner we participated in team building activities such as making a catapult and crossing a river full of crocodiles with only 8 mats. After dinner everyone hurried to get ready for the campfire. The campfire was one of the most enjoyable things that happened at Music Camp because of the great songs we sang and our great host Matt. We cooked damper on the fire, while drinking delicious hot chocolate and it tasted great!

The next day began as usual, the ensemble practice and then the orchestra rehearsal. We were more than reday for the open rehersal, where parents could come and watch their child play.  When the time finally came to perform for our parents were excited because we wanted to show them what we had learnt over the past few days.

I’m sure the parents thoroughly enjoyed our performance but if you missed it we will be performing again at the Mid Year Concert.  Music Camp was a HUGE success and a special thanks to those parents who voulonteered to cook for us! The food was great.

By Jasmine

On Monday and Tuesday students from the Eastwood string and band groups woke up early and headed off to Baden-Powell Scout Centre for the annual Music Camp.

As the day progressed students were anticipating the orchestra practise because of the great piece we were playing (Ancient Hunters). Before dinner we participated in team building activities such as making a catapult and crossing a river full of crocodiles with only 8 mats. After dinner everyone hurried to get ready for the campfire. The campfire was one of the most enjoyable things that happened at Music Camp because of the great songs we sang and our great host Matt. We cooked damper on the fire, while drinking delicious hot chocolate and it tasted great!

The next day began as usual, the ensemble practice and then the orchestra rehearsal. We were more than reday for the open rehersal, where parents could come and watch their child play. When the time finally came to perform for our parents were excited because we wanted to show them what we had learnt over the past few days.

I’m sure the parents thoroughly enjoyed our performance but if you missed it we will be performing again at the Mid Year Concert. Music Camp was a HUGE success and a special thanks to those parents who voulonteered to cook for us! The food was great.

By Jasmine

Chamber Strings

On Thursday, the Chamber Strings played a song called Symphony No.50 in C major by Joseph Haydn and the song was arranged by Sarah. The Chamber Strings played this song in front of video because we needed to audition in order to play this song in front of the Opera House. We are not sure if we were accepted or not yet, but we wished for the best and hope that it could be possible for us to make it. We have practised this song for many weeks, so we hope that all our hard work has paid off. The Chamber strings rehearse every Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon, each for 1 hour.

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Angels String Quartet

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Chinese Dancers

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Intermediate Strings

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Korean Drums

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The Piano Duo

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