Posts Tagged 'music'

Gold at the National Eisteddfod

On Sunday 22nd May the Mount Stromlo High School Concert Band performed at the Australian National Eisteddfod. We performed 3 pieces – Sway arranged by Michael Brown, Man in the Mirror arranged by Paul Jennings and And All That Jazz arranged by Michael Brown. The band performed at an exemplary standard and were awarded Gold in our section. Well done.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Lyneham High School who also received a Gold award in our section.

Music Soiree

The Music Soiree is on Wednesday 28th May at 6pm. Held in the Mount Stromlo High School Space, it is a great night of performances from musicians in Year 7 – 10.

Gold coin donation entry with refreshments provided by the Mount Stromlo Cafe Class.

For more information please contact Alex Morton, 6205 6139 or alexandra.morton@ed.act.edu.au

We hope to see you there.

Instrumental Lessons

In 2014 Mount Stromlo High School has a number of instrumental teachers available to teach private lessons. Students are able to have individual tuition on an instrument of their choice, including Piano, Trumpet, Violin, Flute and Vocals.

During lessons students will have the opportunity to work on music for upcoming performances as well as general improvement of students’ playing which may include work on additional solo repertoire, tone and techniques. If interested, students will also have the opportunity to prepare for and sit AMEB grade exams.

If you are interested in instrumental lessons please contact Alex Morton, Alexandra.morton@ed.act.edu.au or 6205 6139 for further information.

Arawang Fete Performance

The Arawang Fete brings together music from Canberra College, Arawang Primary School and Stromlo High School to celebrate the talents of students from the 3 schools. Stromlo High School has participated in the fete in previous years and both students and parents have loved the experience of being involved and sharing the progression of the musicians through the various levels of Arts education at the three schools.

The fete is held at Arawang Primary School on Saturday 9th November from 2-7pm with the Stromlo Jazz Band performing from 4.15-5.15pm. Parents, guardians and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the fete and the music from Canberra College, Stromlo High School and Arawang Primary School.        

Canberra Centenary Performance

To celebrate the centenary of Canberra ‘The Musical Offering’ is providing a musical event every day of the year. To participate in this Stromlo High School Concert Band and Stromlo High School Jazz Band will perform at the National Arboretum on Tuesday 10th September at 10am – 11.15am. This performance gives students the opportunity to play for a public audience, listen to others perform and see the National Arboretum which provides outstanding views of Canberra. We invite you to attend as a member of the audience and support the students in this performance. For more information about upcoming performances please visit http://www.musicaloffering.com.au/index.html

Music Soiree

The Music Industry Basics class are holding a Music Soiree to express and share their talents through singing and playing musical instruments. The concert will be held on Thursday June 13th, at 6pm in the Stromlo High School SPACE. The concert will include students from year 7 to 10 performing a range of musical items. Parents, friends and family are encouraged to come along, enjoy some refreshment and listen to some great performances.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday the 23rd of May, a group of students were invited to see Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform at the University of Canberra. It was an impressive, educative and moving show, allowing students to interact with the group and discuss ideas and thoughts about the different types of instruments, how they work together and the history behind the composition.

We arrived at the School of Music, and waited patiently along with other schools until we were welcomed into the theatre – the performance pretty much began straight away. The orchestra blew the audience away by playing classic compositions by Beethoven and Stravinsky and between songs, took time to individually pick out the different roles of the different instruments, giving us a better understanding of how composers use musical elements such as tone colour, dynamics and tempo to provide emotion and story to their symphonies.

Overall, it was an amazing opportunity to learn about music and to witness pure talent.

“It was awesome” – Andrew

“Something that everyone should experience” – Madzi

 “It was great that they interacted with the audience” –Carlina

Written by Olivia Torresan



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