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Performing Arts News Week 7 Term 3 2016

Michael enjoys sharing morning tea with two very important women in his life!

Well done to all Year 5 band students who performed Power Rock and Latin Magic together on Monday at Elders Day. Thanks also to our Junior Chamber Choir; Junior Handbell Ensemble; Junior Flutes and Clarinets as well as our Saxophone Ensemble for very polished performances in front of a big crowd of our very important elders and grandparents.

There were many positive comments from the audience about our students and their skills in the Ensembles and in the choir. They could not believe that they were only in Year 5 and so talented!

There has been some lost property as a result of the QCMF weekend. Please check the Lost Property area at College Reception and make sure you have all of your uniform items.

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. Please be aware that this concert is a very important part of our Performing Arts Calendar – all members of the ensembles on the program are expected to be there on Saturday – we look forward to your company. ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE.

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 (with closed in shoes) 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.

Arrival Times at SLC ERPAC Saturday 27 August
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; Snr Flutes and Snr Clarinets
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)

Please note that ALL performers will be provided with dinner – a sausage in bread and a drink. If they would like more food for dinner, they will need to bring some money or some extra food from home. There is no charge to come to the concert. Please bring your family and friends!

BBQ and Bar for Formal Concert
From 5 pm – Sausage in Bread $2; Mini Slider cheese burgers $3; Chicken Kebabs $4; Cheese platters $5 Wine and beer $5; Softdrinks and water $2 There are cash and EFTPOS facilities.

Please bring some extra money for our great raffle. We have some fantastic prizes – Brisbane Jazz Club vouchers; Event Cinema Vouchers; Beauty vouchers; bubbly and more. Tickets available at the bar on the night.

Key dates for Term 3

Week 7
Fri 26 Aug Assembly Performance – Percussion Ensemble
Sat 27 Aug Formal Concert – ERPAC
Week 8
Fri 2 Sept Assembly Performance – Middle School Singers
Fri 2 Sept Fathers Day breakfast – Wind Ensemble members can go to breakfast!
Sun 4 Sept Movie fun day “Bridget Jones’ Baby” More details to follow
Week 9
Thurs 8 Sept Yr 4 Orientation Morning – Jazz Ensemble; Wind Ensemble; Junior Choir; Junior Handbells
Note: No lessons until after Morning Tea. Rehearsals are as usual
Fri 9 Sept Yr 7 Orientation Morning – Big Band; Symphonic Winds; Middle School Singers; Middle School and Handbells.
Note: No lessons until after Morning Tea. Rehearsals as usual.
Week 10
Wed 14 Sept Cultural Support Group meeting at 10 am
Thurs 15 Sept Ensemble photos – further information will be provided next week
Fri 16 Sept Celebration Liturgy – Choirs and Liturgy band – 2.15 pm

Cultural Support Group
Thanks to the mums who came along to our CSG meeting on Wednesday. We got lots of ideas down on paper and we have our Jazz by the River Volunteers under control. Please let Mrs Scalia know if you would like to be part of this group. Our next meeting will be Wednesday 14 September at 10 am – Please come along.

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. See the link below to download the flyer.

Movie fun day “Bridget Jones’ Baby”
Tickets are available now for our great movie day. We encourage all our Performing Arts parents to come along for a fun afternoon. To book follow this link: Tickets are $30 adult and $25 Uni students concession.

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

General music enquiries contacts
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