A note from Musicland

by Judy Bartosy
Director of Music

Beautiful, busy music describes Term 3 in Musicland. We gave a number of performances including at the Jazz and Swing Night, the Victorian Schools Music Festival, the VCE Music Performance evening, Kew’s Got Talent, the Chaplaincy Dinner, various assemblies and whole school assemblies. The Jazz and Swing Night was held off-campus to give students the opportunity to play in a non-school setting, much like doing a normal gig. The event took place at the Richmond Union Bowls Club, a change of venue that proved to be most successful. Many parents and staff attended and were entertained by several ensembles. The annual Victorian Schools Music Festival is open to high schools across Victoria. This year the Senior Stage Band and Intermediate Concert Band participated with great success. The Concert Band received a Silver award and the Stage Band a Platinum Award, the highest that is given. The students were really delighted with both results as was their Director, Martin Corcoran. The VCE Music Performance evening provided our senior students with an opportunity to demonstrate to the audience the expectations of their final performance exams. Kew’s Got Talent was again very popular with both performers and the audience, and even a few teachers joined in with the music-making. This was the last chance for the Year 12 students to show off their stuff and what a fun event it was! Term 4 will see the Orchestra performing for Presentation Night along with other ensembles, the Junior Heat of Kew’s Got Talent, lunchtime concerts and the end of year concert, Q UP. See you all then!

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