On Tuesday 30 October, the VET music band went to Roxburgh College for their Year 12 exam. The day started out at school with extensive rehearsal from 9:00 until 10:20am. Afterwards, we headed to Roxburgh College. The exams were held in their auditorium which had been set up with lights and boosted sound. After being introduced to the examiners, the exam commenced. The exam required a setting to be chosen and created, so our students chose a wedding scene and performed five songs that would be suited to being performed at a wedding. The songs ranged from upbeat joyous songs as well as some slow romantic ones. The total performance time was twenty minutes.
Well done to all the students who performed.
The Salesian Concert Band performed at St Anne's Art Show on the Wednesday 31 October. Parents and friends enjoyed watching our Concert band perform. It was a great opportunity to build community spirit and help St Anne's start an instrumental music program.
The Year 7-9 Dance and Music students held a performance last Thursday 8 November in the Ballroom to showcase the work they have been doing in their classes this semester. The students prepared group Dances and Songs to perform for parents and friends. Thank you to everyone who attended the show.
Would your child like to learn to play an instrument in 2019? At Salesian College we offer lessons on Brass, Woodwind, String, Voice, Percussion, Piano, and Guitar. Learning to play an instrument is a lifelong gift that has many academic and social benefits.
Specialist music lessons allow students to explore their instrument or voice on a weekly basis either as an enhancement to their classroom music program or purely for enjoyment and personal development. There is the opportunity to take instrumental exams through a number of exam boards as a way of motivating student progress. Any student studying curriculum Music at Years 10 to 12 are expected to take weekly lessons.
Brass: Trumpet, Cornet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Bassoon
Percussion: Drum Kit and Orchestral Percussion
Guitar: Contemporary and Classical (including Bass)
Voice: Contemporary and Classical
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
To enrol in instrumental lessons for 2019, please fill out the form on our Performing Arts Schoolbox Page.
The Year 7, 8 and 9 Music and Dance students performed a concert showcasing their work in class this semester. The Music students performed as a Concert band and entertained the crowd with a number of songs including Funky Town and Raiders of the Lost Ark March. The Year 9 Music class had formed Rock band and chosen a song to arrange, rehearse, and perform. There was a range of songs in different styles showing the students hard work and progress in Music this semester. The Year 7 and 8 Dance students performed whole class Dance items as well as small group performances, showcasing their dedication and commitment to dance this semester. We were also treated to Senior dance solo performances from VCE dance students who had recently completed their dance exam, including James Dillon.
Congratulations to all the students who performed and thank you to Mary-Lou Bond, Rani Valencich, Dennis Berto, Donna Cicero, Gerard Walker and Mackenzie Anderson who assisted on the night and to JayCees catering for providing delicious food at the event.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast