Big Phat Band Concert Excursion

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The Music Ensemble Program would like to extend an invitation to the Senior & Junior Stage Bands to attend the Big Phat Band Concert on Wednesday, 14th May at Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. Students will travel to and from the concert via bus with a supervising teacher. Excursion costs are $37.50. Please download and return the permission form and payment by the 9th May: http://rbscmep.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/permission-letter-big-phat-band-concert-14th-may-201411.pdf

The Big Phat Band is one of the best large jazz ensembles in the world so this is a fantastic opportunity for MEP members.

This concert will be particularly relevant to the members of the Senior Stage Band as we will be playing several of the ensembles charts in future.

The MEP can only guarantee tickets for 20 students. Places will be reserved in the order that permission notes are received” 

Youthrock 2014

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Rose Bay Secondary College MEP is proud to send 3 bands off to this years finals of the statewide Youthrock band competition.  As the only school with multiple entrants in the finals this is an excellent achievement and shows what great talent we have within the School and MEP program.

Held at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre, the competition bengins on Wednesday the 9th April year 10 students Gone Electric taking the stage for the second year in a row.  Thursday will see The Citizens try and improve on placing 5th overall last year in their 3rd year of playing the competition. Friday night will be The Dawsons turn with these year 11 & 12 MEP veterans entering the competition for the first time.  Sachin Burns will have his hands full as he plays with both The Dawsons and the Citizens.
There is more than just great prizes on offer as well with the event attracting many industry kingpins keen on finding the next great Australian band.  Its a great chance for our students to show off their talent and creativity and get their name out into the wider world.

Rose Bay MEP wishes all our Youthrock entrants the best of luck.  Keep checking back for a full report of how we fared next term.

Ben Bryant – Rockband

Music Camp 2014

Rose Bay Secondary College Music Camp is coming soon!

Due to the overwhelming success of the Music Camp in 2013, we will be having it again this year! Camp is a great opportunity for our ensemble members to get to know each other better and improve skills and techniques through valuable rehearsal time! 

There is also lots of time for fun activities including Giant Swing, Abseil Tower, High Ropes and Survivor. There will also be games and movies during the evenings and supervised activities by RBSC staff when students are not in rehearsals or workshops.

Music Camp will take place from Monday 2nd June to Wednesday 4th June. Details will be sent out shortly.

School Photos

School photos are taking place this Thursday & Friday. Please wear your school uniform for your photo and bring your instrument.

Thursday 20th March – Photos taken in the gym

Lunch – Junior and Senior Concert and Stage Bands, and rock band.

Friday 21st March – Photos taken in the hall

Recess - Vocal, Acappella Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble.

Student Applications for the 2014 State Music Camps are now open!

Students from NSW Government schools have been attending State Music Camps for more than 60 years. Talented music students join together for one week each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their performance skills. Participants rehearse and perform high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families and friends on the final night of the camp.

Musical activities at camp include participation in a major ensemble (symphony orchestra, symphonic bands, vocal ensembles, rock band and saxophone ensemble) as well as a number of elective ensembles and activities. Elective activities include brass and woodwind ensembles, stage band, jazz improvisation, composition, music technology, music theatre, music and movement.

The dates for State Music Camps this year are as follows:

State Senior Music Camp: Sunday 15 June – Friday 20 June 2014
State Junior Music Camp: Sunday 13 July – Friday 18 July 2014

This year the camps will be held at Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. (Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation)

Follow the link below to apply – applications close on Friday 2nd May 2014.

Student applications: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/music/music-camp-student-applications

If you decide to attend this camp please make sure you bring a note to the schools front office to explain why you are not going to be at school.

AGM & committee meeting – Monday 17th March, 7.00pm

Please join us for our AGM & committee meeting – Monday 17th March, 7.00pm

The night will begin with the Annual General Meeting and then the ordinary committee meeting will take place.

At the AGM we will vote for: Convener, Treasurer, Secretary and other key positions identified at the meeting. Please consider volunteering your time or contributing a skill so that we can have an effective MEP committee.

MEP meetings are open to all members. Enter via the main entrance near the office and continue down the corridor to the board room – opposite the finance office.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Sydney Southeast Symphonic Winds (previously Sydney Region Band) Applications Open!

Applications are now open for the Sydney Southeast Symphonic Winds (previously Sydney Region Band). This will be the 21st year for this amazing initiative!

Please see the download the information page and calendar and forward on to all relevant students from years 5-8.

http://rbscmep.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sssw-information-20141.pdf

http://rbscmep.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sssw-calander-20141.pdf

Members of Sydney Region Band from the previous years must reapply and will also be required to audition.

Applications are online at www.gspsensembles.com

The closing date is Tuesday 11 March.

Auditions will be held Tuesday 18 March, Monday 24 March  and Tuesday 25 March.

Good luck :)