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Jazz Collective and Big Band 3 play at the 2018 Strawberry Fair

For more than 10 years, Concordia College has been well represented by a variety of music groups at the annual Strawberry Fair held at Edwardstown Primary School. This year, our Jazz Collective and Big Band 3 played a 30-minute set for hundreds of appreciative listeners, further adding to the carnival atmosphere of this huge event. Both bands played to a very high level, maintaining their focus despite our battle with occasional gusts of wind which sent music flying in all directions.

Congratulations to all involved for your musicianship and team work, but also for the way you again took pride in the Concordia College uniform you were wearing.

Mat Noble
Director of Music

  • Jazz Collective at Strawberry Fair 2018
  • Big Band 3 at Strawberry Fair 2018
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Barossa Strings

On Sunday and Monday, 36 students and 5 staff members will collaborate with a Triple J Unearthed High musician, bringing String Music to the Barossa region at this year's Barossa Strings event. The event will feature music from Concordia students, as well as Music students from Faith Lutheran College and Trinity College. A concert for the public will be held on Sunday night at 7.30pm in the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre. Entry is by gold coin donation. Click to download the event poster for more information.

  • Strings Tour Poster 2018 NewsGraphic
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Music Notes for 2019

2019 Instrumental Music Lessons

Applications are now open for Instrumental & Vocal lessons at Concordia College in 2019. Lessons are offered in a wide range of instruments. Students may choose to play flute, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone, tuned & untuned percussion, violin, viola, double bass and many more.  Peripatetic teachers are engaged to provide one-to-one music instruction. If your child would like to begin lessons in 2019, please fill in the online form. All details regarding fees, as well as the instrumental agreement are contained within the link. 

All students who are currently having Instrumental or Vocal lessons in 2018 will need to complete the online form to ensure that contact details are correct, moving forward into the new year. If your child does not intend to continue with their lessons in 2019, please ensure that you inform the instrumental teacher as soon as possible, as well as letting the Music Office know, by phoning 8291 9367 or via email.

2019 Instrumental Music Hire

Instrumental hire for selected instruments can also be arranged through the College, by filling in the online application form.

All details regarding fees and the hire contract are contained within the link. Students who are currently hiring and wish to continue to do so do not need fill out this form again. If you are not continuing to hire an instrument next year, it will need to be returned to the Music Office by Friday, 31 November, unless the student is in Concert Band and playing at the Carols Service.

Music Ensemble Auditions

Students who are interested in auditioning for a music ensemble in 2019, please take note of the following information.  These are the ensembles for which you can audition:

  • Big Bands
  • Wind Ensemble/Concert Band
  • String Ensembles

Band Audition Excerpts

Excerpts for auditions are now available from the Music Office (M1). When students come to collect this music, they will need to register their interest for each ensemble for which they wish to be considered.

Strings Auditions

String students are required to prepare one page of a piece of music which they are currently working on to present at their audition. If students are playing from memory, they must bring their music with them.

They need to register their interest to audition, and registration must be completed by Monday, 22 October. Students will be given sight reading at their audition.

Audition Days

The following afternoons have been set aside for auditions so please note them in your diary now so that you are available.

Week 3

Any Year 7s in Canberra during Week 3 may audition in Week 4

Monday

October 29

Year 6, 7 & 8

Brass – Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium

Tuesday

October 30

Year 6, 7 & 8

Saxophone – Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones

Wednesday

October 31

Year 6, 7 & 8

Wind Instruments – Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon

Thursday

November 1

Year 6, 7 & 8

Rhythm – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Snare, Tuned Percussion

Week 4

Monday

November 5

Year 9, 10 & 11

Brass – Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium

Tuesday

November 6

Year 9, 10 & 11

Saxophone – Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones

Wednesday

November 7

Year 9, 10 & 11

Wind Instruments – Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon

Thursday

November 8

Year 9, 10 & 11

Rhythm – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Snare, Tuned Percussion

Week 6

Monday

November 19

Year 6, 7 & 8

Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Week 8

Monday

December 3

Year 9, 10 & 11

Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Please note:

  • The final decision regarding all ensemble membership is that of Mr Noble and the Concordia Music Staff.
  • By auditioning for the Big Bands, students will be committing to attending both Generations in Jazz (Mt Gambier) in May 2019, as well as the ABODA Music Festival (Westminster) in August.
  • Generations in Jazz will incur an expense of approximately $500, which will need to be paid to the Finance Office early in Term 1.
  • Big Band students will be expected to also hold membership in Wind Ensemble or Concert Band (ensemble membership to be confirmed)
  • Other ensembles will also require participation in the ABODA Festival.
  • In accepting a position in an ensemble, students are committing to rehearsals and performances for as long at the ensembles run in 2019.
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