Music Notes

Music Through Time Concert

On July 27 De La Salle students performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre with students from Sacrè Coeur in their Music Through Time concert. The stunning music allowed our students to play in an orchestral setting in a wonderful Melbourne venue. A massive congratulations to those involved: Ben Northey (flute), Dom Gehrig (clarinet), Anthony Ryan (trumpet), Rob Ranzolin (trombone) and Tom Pagonis (trombone).

Annual Music Tour

De La Salle’s 2016 Music Tour was an absolute success for all involved! From 7 to 10 August almost 60 students and several staff members travelled around regional Victoria, performing for local primary and high schools whose students don’t usually get to hear live music. Locations included the rural towns of Avoca and Ararat, while our home base for the week was the beautiful Cave Hill Creek.

With concerts at seven venues over three long days – and many bus rides in between – the tour was an undoubtedly demanding experience for all involved. Students had to be organised with their equipment, making sure to take care of their instruments and themselves so that each audience member always witnessed the best show possible. However, it was all worth it for the joyous response of the kids. To see young children get up and dance to the various ensembles was an unforgettable privilege and a testament to the unifying power of music.

Apart from the business of the various shows, the tour was also a fantastic opportunity for relaxing, bonding and making great memories with friends. Highlights included sitting by the fireplace, the intense competition of Ms Frost’s iconic trivia night and a much-anticipated viewing of The Incredibles. Everyone had an amazing time and it was a particularly special week to the graduating Class of 2016, who will always remember and cherish the chance to be part of the Music Department at De La.

Tom Ponissi
Year 12

Annual Music Concert

The wonderful work of the De La Salle musicians will be on display next week at the annual Music Concert. This concert will encompass all of our ensembles and show the wide range of work from our music staff and students. The concert will take place on Wednesday 24 August at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

Addams Family Auditions

We are excited to move toward our auditions for the De La Salle and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart senior musical production of 2017, The Addams Family.

Auditions will take place as follows:
Male Auditions: Tuesday 23 August at De La Salle, PAC from 3:30 – 5:30pm
Female Auditions: Thursday 25 August at OLSH from 3:30 – 5:30pm
Call backs (male and female): Tuesday 30 August at De La Salle, PAC 4:00 – 6:00pm

All students auditioning will be singing, dancing and acting. We recommend bringing a change of clothes for dance auditions. Any questions should be directed to Ms Frost or Ms Daniels.

Ms Cindy Frost
Music Coordinator

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