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
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)