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Performing Arts Week 5 Term 3 2016

Our guitar ensemble perform for the first time at QCMF.

Congratulations to the ATC Guitar ensemble who have just won SILVER in their debut performance at QCMF tonight.

2016 touring Ensemble for your outstanding performance on assembly last Friday morning. It was fantastic to hear music played with such energy and passion and to see some fantastic ‘behind the scenes’ photos of the Sydney tour. The Touring Ensemble and ATC Big Band achieved the outstanding result of two SILVER awards for their performances at the Australian International Music Festival.

Congratulations to all ATC musicians for all of the hard work and dedication in preparation for QCMF starting this Thursday. This event is a highly significant performance opportunity for our musicians to represent the college and to receive expert adjudication from internationally recognised music experts. All participating Ensembles have now received an event information sheet with all relevant details pertaining to their ensemble performance at 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. Please note that there will be no regular Friday lessons at school this week or Wind Ensemble rehearsal on Friday morning. All lessons and rehearsals resume as normal next week.

Elders Day
ELDERS DAY: (formerly known as Grandparents Day)
MONDAY 22 August 9am – 10.30am
Rehearsal Friday 19 August 1.30pm – 3pm
Uniform: Performance Uniform (White shirt, tie, jacket, shorts)

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.
The 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.

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.

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)

Key dates for Term 3

Week 5 Fri 12 Aug QCMF – all day. See enclosed Timetable - NO rehearsals or lessons Sat 13 Aug QCMF – All day
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


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

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.

Jazz by the River
Please mark Saturday 15th October in your diaries for our Jazz by the River Afternoon. This is going to be a sensational afternoon and evening of Jazz, artwork and food by the Brisbane River here at ATC.
Our Jazz Ensemble and Big Band will be performing on the day as well as our headline act – the ATC ALL STARS BAND with Miss Tamara O’Callaghan as the vocalist. Tamara has been singing for most of her life and recently toured the USA singing Jazz in NYC; New Orleans and other famous Jazz clubs. Tickets will be available on Trybooking from Monday the 15 August.

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