Music Day and Mexican Dinner
On Friday, 21 July, music students in Choir, Band and String ensembles undertook a full day of rehearsals to prepare for the upcoming Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival – QCMF.
The students were supported by the ensemble conductors and music tutors to rehearse their numbers, breaking into small groups for focussed rehearsal and also undertook ‘team building’ exercises outside.
Special thanks to the music staff who supported and encouraged the girls on the day:
Andrew Mear – Director of Music – conductor for Concert Band and Joigny Voices
Zac Moynihan (percussion); Miranda Sue Yek (clarinet and saxophone) and Janet McKay (flute)
Marina Grinham and Evelyn Legried – String Conductors
Elspeth Sutherland and Barbara Tate – Voice tutors who assisted with the choirs
Melanie Stewart – Conductor of Year 7 Choir
Kathy Sander – Accompanist to the choirs
The Student Music Committee also worked hard to encourage the students, organise games and kept the ‘team spirit’ alive for the day!
At the end of a very busy day, 96 students and 9 staff piled onto a bus to head to Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant at Newmarket for a Mexican dinner in celebration of their hard work for the day.
A fabulous time was had by all!
Good luck to the ensembles performing in QCMF – we know you will do us proud!
QCMF – Performance dates and times
Performance date and times for QCMF are listed below. More detailed information, including a map and other relevant information, will be emailed to the relevant families in the coming days.
|DATE: Sunday, 20 August 2017
Students are to meet their conductor at the entrance of the venue at the stipulated arrival time.
|CONDUCTOR||ENSEMBLE||ARRIVAL TIME||PERFORM||SECTION CONCLUDES||VENUE|
|Marina Grinham||Barat String Orchestra||9.44am||10.27am||11.20am||TL|
|Andrew Mear||Joigny Voices||10.46am||11.24am||12.20pm||SJC|
|Evalyn Legried||Duchesne String Orchestra||11.44am||12.27pm||12.525pm||TL|
|Andrew Mear||Concert Band||1.03pm||1.48pm||3.20pm||GH|
|Melanie Stewart||Year 7 Choir||2.06pm||2.47pm||3.40pm||TL|
GH: Goold Hall, Villanova College, 24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo
SJC: St James Church, 165 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
TL: Tolle Lege, Villanova College, 24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo
Click on a photo to start gallery (thank you to Romy Cole for the wonderful photos)