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Performing Arts News Week 4 Term 3

We are looking forward to our BIG TICKET events coming up this month including QCMF and our Formal Concert. This year we have 21 Ensembles performing over the 4 day QCM festival at Villanova College Coorparoo and St James’ Church. On 27 August we will present our inaugural Formal Concert showcasing the talents the Performing Arts students at ERPAC.

All participating Ensembles should now have received an email with the departure/arrival/requirements details for QCMF. Most of our ensembles are involved on the Friday 12 August during the day – some ensembles are performing on Thursday evening and Saturday. PLEASE email Mrs Scalia if you know you will not be able to attend on any of these days as it is follows the Ekka public holiday. Full details are now available on the :QCMF website”: and the timetable link is below.

There will be disruptions to our lessons and rehearsals next week as a result of QCMF – Please see the Key Dates and Rehearsal information below.

Formal Concert
On Saturday the 27th of August we will be staging our first ever ATC Formal Music Evening at St Laurence’s College ERPAC. This exciting evening of music will feature most of our ATC Choirs and Ensembles in a world class venue and is an opportunity for our musicians to perform in a formal setting in front of a large audience. The concert commences at 6.30pm with pre-concert entertainment from 6.00pm in the foyer. Please download the invitation via the link below.

Afternoon rehearsals/sound checks will be held at the venue following the proposed schedule below. Students (except for Junior Choir and Junior Concert Band – who will be in uniform on arrival) will arrive in free dress but bring their full formal performance uniform to change into along with all necessary instruments and music. They will stay on from their scheduled arrival/rehearsal time and will be provided with pizza for dinner prior to the concert commencing.

Performers in more than one group please arrive for the first of your rehearsals and then stay on for the second. (Please note all performers remain at ERPAC from this arrival time until conclusion of the concert)

1.30pm – Big Band and Jazz Ensemble & Cultural leaders

2.00pm – Remaining members of ATC Symphonic Winds

2.30pm – Remaining members of Wind Ensemble
2.45pm – Remaining members of Concert Band
3.00pm – Remaining members of Middle School Handbell Ensemble
3.30pm – Remaining Guitar Ensemble and Middle School Singers
4.15pm – Junior Choir and Junior Band (in full uniform)
5.00pm – Dinner for all groups except Junior Band and Junior Choir
5.30pm – Dinner for Junior Band and Junior Choir
6.00pm – Pre-concert entertainment commences- Senior Flute Ensemble & Senior Clarinet Ensemble
6.30pm – Concert Commences
8.30pm – Proposed conclusion of Concert (with 20 min interval)

Key dates for Term 3

Week 4
Fri 5 August Assembly performance – Touring Band

Week 5
Mon 8 August All lessons and rehearsals are ON
Tue 9 August Celebrate Learning Day – NO lessons today/All rehearsals as normal
Wed 10 Aug EKKA public Holiday No lessons or rehearsals
Thurs 11 Aug Morning rehearsals ON – Concert Band; Jazz Ensemble; Snr Clarinets; Guitar Ensemble (this is usually Wednesday but will be Thursday for this week only)
Lessons: Normal lessons until 12.30pm – none after this. QCMF – from 2 pm. See link below to download timetable
Fri 12 Aug QCMF NO rehearsals or lessons
Sat 13 Aug QCMF – All day

Week 6
Fri 19 Aug Assembly Performance – Wind Ensemble

Week 7
Wed 24 Aug Cultural Support Group meeting – 10 am Simon’s Deli
Sat 27 Aug Formal Concert – ERPAC

Week 8
Fri 2 Sept Assembly Performance – Vocal Assembly

Week 9
Thurs 8 Sept Yr 4 Orientation Morning – Jazz Ensemble; Wind Ensemble
No lessons until after Morning Tea – rehearsals as usual
Fri 9 Sept Yr 7 Orientation Morning – Big Band; Symphonic Winds
No lessons until after Morning Tea – rehearsals as usual

Week 10
Fri 16 Sept Celebration Liturgy – Choirs and Liturgy band – 2.15 pm


Monday 8 August is a compulsory rehearsals in the lead up to QCMF performances on 13 August. Usual rehearsal times apply. Please contact Ms McGeever if you cannot attend.
All music will be sent home to Handbell students this week for review and to learn.
QCMF – Arrival at Villanova for All handbell students is 7 am sharp. (Augustine Centre)

Instrumental, Choir and Handbells
All scheduled rehearsals and lessons are as per below:
Thurs 11 Aug Morning rehearsals ON – Concert Band; Jazz Ensemble; Snr Clarinets; Guitar Ensemble (this is usually Wednesday but will be Thursday for this week only) Lessons: Normal lessons until 12.30pm – none after this.
Fri 12 Aug QCMF NO rehearsals or lessons

If you are unable to attend rehearsal, please advise the conductor and Mrs Scalia via the email addresses below.

General music enquiries contact
Natalie Scalia Music Administration.
For more specific information please contact:
Mr Jason Goopy Head of the Arts and Choral Coordinator
Mr Jonathon Bolt Middle School Instrumental Music Coordinator
Mrs Catherine Esbensen Junior School Instrumental Music Coordinator
Ms Ms Barbara McGeever, Handbells Coordinator