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Performing Arts News Week 6 Term 3 2016

Senior Flute Ensemble take Gold at QCMF

The wonderfully busy Performing Arts department is ready to bring you more entertainment and great music in the coming weeks. Next week many Junior School students will perform on Elders’ Day and we continue to prepare for the Formal Concert at ERPAC next weekend. Full details of all upcoming events and performances are below.

Performing Arts at ATC is a huge part of our day to day school life – and – for 4 days last week it became the beginning and end of our day to day lives! We are very very proud of our ATC Gentlemen and their performances; attitude; behaviour and dedication over the festival of the Qld Catholic Colleges Music Festival. We sang; we blew; we tapped and banged; we tooted and we rang and we watched; listened and supported each other from Thursday afternoon to Saturday night – What an extravaganza. Many many thanks to the parents and families who drove to and from Villanova College at Coorparoo and St. James’ school and church to be part of this experience. (Especially for their patience in trying to find parking spots also). We can safely say that we have done ATC and ourselves proud with the cache of certificates and comments and that we look forward to building on what we have done for our next big event.

Elders’ Day
Elders’ Day, (formerly known as Grandparents Day) will be held on Monday 22 August 9am – 10.30am. Rehearsals for our performance will be on Friday 19 August 1.30pm – 3pm.
Uniform: Formal uniform – usual shirt, suti coat, tie and shorts) (This is different to last week)
Ensembles involved:
Junior Chamber Choir
Junior Handbell Ensemble
Ethan Draheim on Piano
Junior Clarinet Ensemble
Junior Flute Ensemble
Junior Saxophone Ensemble
All Year 5 band students will also perform Power Rock and Latin Magic together. Some students involved in the ensembles will either be in Years 4 or 6. These students have been asked to perform for Elders Day. Students will be required for the performance only.
Rehearsal for this day Friday 19 August are as follows
Junior Chamber Choir at 1.30 in the Hall. All other students will be required from 2-3pm in the Hall.

Formal Concert
On Saturday the 27 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.
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 a simple BBQ dinner prior to the concert commencing.
(All information has now been emailed home to families regarding the concert – if you are unable to attend, please inform Mrs Scalia as soon as possible)
We will require some parent volunteers for cooking the BBQ at St Laurence’s College on the day. Year 4 families will receive an e-mail next week to sign up for a spot on the cooking roster from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.
Please note that there will be a more comprehensive BBQ available for purchase for patrons and a cash bar for before the Concert and during Interval.
ARRIVAL TIMES AT SLC ERPAC Saturday 27-08-2016
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)

Jazz by the River

The invitations are LIVE and the booking site is up and running. This is going to be bigger and better than last year – if that is possible! We have two fabulous stages overlooking the river and a myriad of other activities to keep you entertained on Saturday 15 October from 4 pm (This is only the second Saturday after the September school vacation – so don’t wait to book)

Our Jazz Ensemble and Big Band will be performing on the day as well as our headline act – the ATC ALL STARS BAND with internationally renowned vocalist Miss Tamara O’Callaghan. The following Trybooking link will get you straight to where you want to go for your tickets. Trybooking site
Tickets are $35 per family; $15 per adult; $10 concession and $5 per child.

Raffle tickets and Eat Street vouchers are also available on the Trybooking site so it is a one stop shop for all your purchases. We have an amazing ART auction being prepared for this event – you will be able to bid for your son’s individual or group piece ONLINE in the coming weeks. Here is a sample of what you might end up having in your living room

Book your tickets early to assist us with planning

Key dates for Term 3

Week 6 Fri 19 Aug Assembly Performance – Wind Ensemble Rehearsal for Elders Day – 1.30pm in the hall Sun 21 Aug Holy Family Anniversary performance – Middle School Singers(Please note that Jazz Ensemble will not be performing at this event)
Week 7 Mon 22 Aug Elders Day Junior Chamber Choir; Junior Handbell Ensemble; Ethan Draheim on Piano; Junior Clarinet Ensemble ; Junior Flute Ensemble; Junior Saxophone Ensemble
Wed 24 Aug Cultural Support Group meeting – 10 am Simon’s Gourmet Gallery Fri 26 Aug Assembly Performance – Percussion Ensemble Sat 27 Aug Formal Concert – ERPAC
Week 8 Fri 2 Sept Assembly Performance – Middle School Singers
Week 9 Thurs 8 Sept Yr 4 Orientation Morning – Jazz Ensemble; Wind Ensemble; Junior Choir; Junior Handbells No lessons until after Morning Tea – rehearsals as usual
Fri 9 Sept Yr 7 Orientation Morning – Big Band; Symphonic Winds; Middle School Singers; Middle School Handbells No lessons until after Morning Tea – rehearsals as usual
Week 10 Fri 16 Sept Celebration Liturgy – Choirs and Liturgy band – 2.15 pm

Cultural Support Group Meeting
Our next meeting will be at Simon’s Gourmet Gallery on Wednesday 24 August at 10 am. All welcome. We will be discussing the Jazz by the River volunteers. You may be interested in attending a Fathers’ Day Jazz event at Wynnum Foreshore. The Qld Division of the Australian Navy Band including our own Mrs Esbensen, Mr Skaar and Mr Jozinovic along with a host of other Jazz Bands will be performing. For more information go to their website

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