Music Notes

2017 Musical

The exciting announcement was made last Friday at the performing arts assembly about the 2017 musical production… We are very excited to present The Addams Family musical! The show features Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Auditions will take place in Term 3 with rehearsals beginning in Term 4. There are fantastic roles for boys (including the charming Gomez and storytelling Uncle Fester) and for girls (the elegant Morticia and the grown-up Wednesday) with a chorus of singing and dancing ancestors to top it off! The show will take place in Week 2, Term 2 2017. Stay tuned!

Year 7 Band Concert

We are fast approaching the grand finale of the semester in Year 7 Band. We warmly invite parents and friends to the final performance of the students of Benilde, Hegarty, Roland and Vincent. This night will be fierce – competition is close as these four classes will battle it out for the championship. The journey from honky squeaky sounds back in February to the glory of the ensemble performances in June is extraordinary to see. The concert will be in the PAC on June 8 with students gathering from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

Band Program FAQs

a) What happens after the Year 7 Band program?

Students are encouraged to continue on their instrument via private lessons and to join an ensemble. This may involve hiring or purchasing an instrument.

b) Can my son change instruments? 

Yes. If the current instrument is not preferred, signing up to a new instrument is possible, as is the hire of that instrument (pending availability).

c) How do I go about arranging private lessons?

Lesson enrolment forms are available on the band night, via the music office or via email. Please speak with Amanda Wallace in the Music Department for more information.

d) How much does it cost to be in an ensemble?

Ensembles are free. Private lessons are usually 30 min in length and value is added to this practice by being in an ensemble. Most ensembles are 1hr in length, free of charge and incredibly valuable in the musical development of any player.

Stonnington Band Battle

The City of Stonnington are currently calling for bands to compete in their battle. The prize is $1,000 recording. Applications close Wednesday 8 June via If you have any questions, see Ms Frost.

Battle of the Bands April 2016 V6 (2)

Ms Cindy Frost
Music Coordinator




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