Music Program convenor
Enthusiastic Instrumental Music Program convenor required for an outstanding Primary school music program.
Applicants must have an understanding of, and experience with, primary school instrumental programs and a passion for music. Candidates will need high level interpersonal skills and ability to liaise between conductors, tutors, parents, students and school staff using efficient modes of communication, empathy and a sense of humour. Basic computer skills such as the ability to use email, microsoft word and excel are essential.
Hours are flexible but are to be negotiated with committee – hours are usually 60 to 80 hours over a ten week term. Successful applicant must have appropriate levels of working with children checks. Successful applicants must love music.
Initial appointment will be for a one term trial. Hourly rate $35.00.
Closing date for applications April 21 2017
Music Camp – a wonderful experience
Ninety-four music campers had two fun-filled days at Baden Powell Scouts Centre. The weather was nice, the food was delicious, the lodging was comfortable and the activities were fun. Most of all, the company was great and the rehearsals and performances were rewarding.
Thanks to Mr Ramsay, school teachers, office staff, conductors, music tutors and parent volunteers – without your support the camp could not have gone through so smoothly.
Rehearsals start in Week 2, Term 2 – from 1st May
All bands and string groups will resume weekly rehearsals in Week 2, Term 2, i.e. from 1st May.
Music Committee Meeting – Week 2, Term 2
The next music meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd May, from 2 to 3pm at the Uniform Shop. All parents with a child involved in the music program are welcome to join the meeting.
FOIM Combined Rehearsal (selected SS players, for Acacia Concert) – Monday 26th June from 9:15am to 2pm at Croydon Public School
Acacia Concert (selected SS players) – Monday 31st July at Sydney Opera House
Assembly Performance (Senior Strings) – Tuesday 2nd May at 2pm in the School Hall
Instrument Hire – Malo Bhale (email@example.com)
Others – Sandra Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Music Committee 2017
Thanks to the wonderful parents who have volunteered to be a part of the 2017 Music Committee:-
Secretary – Winnie Cheung
Treasurer – Cindy Liu
Signatories – Stella Clugston
Instrument Hire Co-ordinator – Malo Bhale
Junior Strings: Connie Tang, Eliza Au, Sarah Nguyen
Senior Strings: Rita Lee, Loretta Wong
Senior Choir 2017
Any student from Stage 3 may join the Senior Choir. This year rehearsals will take place on Thursdays at lunchtime in the Music Room, and 30 minutes in class time. Students will eat their lunch then come to the Music Room when the play bell goes at 1.20pm.
During the year we perform at: K-6 Assembly, The Epping Club, Eastwood School Concert, Stage 3 Presentation Day
Following our video audition last year, we have been accepted into the Festival of Choral Music, which performs at the Opera House on 7th November! Our school is allowed to take 36 students only. These 36 will be chosen mostly from Year 6, but some may be chosen from Year 5. They will be chosen on their commitment to weekly rehearsals, their maturity and attitude in rehearsal, their learning of the songs, and their ability to sing in tune.
These students will be out of the classroom on two school days:
City schools rehearsal at the Salvation Army Hall in town – Thursday, 31st August and concert rehearsal day Tuesday, 7th November. The concert is 7pm. These days are compulsory. Please check your diaries now, so that if your child is unable to attend, another student may do so.
Senior Choir Teacher
Music for Stage 2
Students in Years 3 and 4 learn recorder in their Music Classes. The preferred descant recorder is Yamaha YRS-24B which can be purchased at good music stores, but can also be bought from the school for $8. If you have a recorder at home, that’s fine – use that one. Often an older brother, sister or cousin may have one – your child may be able to borrow it from them. Mrs Forster and Ms Brown will give out envelopes for students to fill in if they would like to buy one from the school. Put the completed envelope in the office post box, tell a Music teacher, and a recorder will be issued to you.
Stage 2 students need to bring a plastic sleeved folder to music, to get the sheets that will be given out. Folders and recorders may go home for practice, but students are reminded to put them straight back in their bags so that they come back to school for Music.
Ms Brown and Mrs Forster
Music Performances for K-6 2017
Every alternate year we invite Music Viva to perform at Eastwood Public School. Each performance is the culmination of a term’s work in the Music Room, and in the classrooms preparing for the concert. It is a vital part of every Eastwood student’s music education.
This year the two groups performing for us are:
Zeeko, on Tuesday 29th August, and Arcadia Winds on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November.
Parents and other community members are warmly invited to these concerts – for free!
There will be more information about these concerts in the school newsletter closer to the time.
Music Viva Coordinator
Concert Band – Monday 3:15 to 4:15pm and Wednesday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Training Band – Thursday 8 to 9am, School Hall
Senior Strings – Wednesday 8 to 9am, Music Room, Block A
Junior Strings – Thursday 3:15 to 4:15pm, School Hall