Friday, February 25, 2011

School closed until further notice

Following the February 22nd earthquake, school is closed until further notice.

Our thoughts are with all at this sad time.

The jazz band gig for the CCC family day on March 6th is canceled but the organizers hope to reschedule later in the year.

Please see the school website for updates on the school situation.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some Term one Music Event Highlights and News, 2011

Feb 14th Itinerant lessons start. If you haven't signed up yet, please click here and sign up! Even if you are continuing from last year with the same teacher, we would appreciate you registering! We have a fantastic range of instruments (including vocal) and expert teachers available for students to make the most of!

Groups underway by week 3 are: orchestra, jazz band, ukulele and theory club.
Auditions will be held for rock bands in week 3. Please watch the notices!

We are excited to have the music computers all updated with latest software! These will be available for use from week 3.

More term one dates:

Feb 21st and 28th, 9-11am Choir auditions with Mr Atlas.
Feb 22nd 7pm Practice Seminar for all music students and families. Sign up on the music wiki.
Feb 23rd "Shakespeare as you write it" (visiting performance for year 8s)
Sun Mar 6th 12-1pm Jazz Band gig at the Groynes
Fri Mar 25th Production Auditions with Mr Atlas
Fri April 8th Pandemonium performances for years 7 and 8

Learning Music: Practice and Performance

Learning Music: Practice and Performance
International speaker, Michael Griffin present an evening for all Chisnallwood music students and their families. (Other music families are also very welcome). Michael will focus on how to practice better by revealing the way the brain learns, the nature of motivation, and the fundamental principles of how to practice.
Please fill this out the form here if you would like to attend the practice workshop so we have an indication of numbers.

Cost $5 per family (payable at the door).

The seminar runs from 7pm - 8.15pm and will be followed by supper. Drinks provided, but please bring a plate if you can.
We hope as many students as possible can attend!