Creative Arts - Music Department

Interesting news for the Department this term is the entry of the Chisholm Drum Line into the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) held between August 11 – 14.

The festival is hosted by Villanova, Coorparoo, and is an annual event where students from all Catholic schools and colleges across Queensland, get to perform in the different categories of ensembles. It is not an eisteddfod where prizes are awarded as such but rather a gold, silver or bronze recognition is given to each participating ensemble. The students’ performance is on Saturday, August 13, with the session beginning at 2.30 on the Junior School’s Terrace. We wish Mr De Jong and the students of the Drum Line ensemble all the best for their performance and hope that this is the start of a regular entry into the festival.he festival is hosted by Villanova, Coorparoo, and is an annual event where students from all Catholic schools and colleges across Queensland, get to perform in the different categories of ensembles. It is not an eisteddfod where prizes are awarded as such but rather a gold, silver or bronze recognition is given to each participating ensemble. The students’ performance is on Saturday, August 13, with the session beginning at 2.30 on the Junior School’s Terrace. We wish Mr De Jong and the students of the Drum Line ensemble all the best for their performance and hope that this is the start of a regular entry into the festival.

This term all ensembles, the Junior Rock Band, the Senior Rock Band, The Drum Line, the String Ensemble and the Vocal Ensemble are gearing up for the recording of all the pieces that each group has been working on over the past terms. This is the first time that this has been done and it is very exciting for the Department to have such an opportunity. These recordings will take place in Week 3 of Term 4 with the week culminating in the Creative Arts Night on Friday night, October 21 in the Russell Centre. This night always proves to be a wonderful display of student talent in Art, Music and Drama and is also a great occasion for parents and friends to meet each other

This term, on Tuesday evening, August 23, the Senior Music Night will be take place in the Music room. The evening begins at 6.30pm and should be finished by 8pm. The occasion is explicitly for the purpose of Yr 11 and 12 Music students performing their assessment work in front of a live audience. The performances will be videoed as part of the process. We look forward to parents, siblings and friends attending on this occasion.

Tuition continues at the College in most instruments and it is never too late to join the program. If your sons/daughters are wanting to learn an instrument that is currently available, please collect an enrolment form from the Music Office or Student Reception or email me at cdoversand@bne.catholic.edu.au and I will forward you the information and form.

Until next time, I wish all parents and students a happy term.

- Ms Catherine Doversand.