MEP Committee Meeting

The next MEP committee meeting will be held on Monday 6 June 2022 at 7.30 pm via Zoom (see permanent link in the sidebar). We will be making plans for the upcoming ensembles and rock band concerts so join us to find out more about MEP and see if you can get involved!

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MEP concerts are back!

Save the date and tell all your friends and family 🎉 MEP is excited to announce that the end of semester concerts are back and friends and family are welcome to attend 🎼🎻🎸🎺 The concert band, stage band, string ensemble, choir and percussion ensemble will perform in the school hall from 6 pm on Wednesday 15 June and the rock bands will play the following night on Thursday 16 June. More details to follow but we can’t wait to see you there!

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Welcoming a new subcommittee

Congratulations to the new MEP subcommittee members who were voted in on Tuesday 15th at the P&C AGM.

Liz Hardy: Chair

Phillipa Hetherton: Secretary

Emma Bates: Treasurer

The next MEP subcommittee meeting is on May 9th on Zoom.

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Join the Subcommittee

The MEP is a subcommittee of the RBSC P&C. We have three executive positions: Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We desperately need three new people to fill the roles as those seats will become vacant on March 15th 2022.

The subcommittee meets twice a term on Zoom, is responsible for fundraising, communications, helping out at concerts, and is a great place to get to know fellow parents as well as the talented educators and musicians who run the program.

To express interest, please email Anna. All subcommittee members need to be members of the RBSC P&C.

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Welcome to MEP 2022

The Rose Bay Secondary College Music Ensemble Program will be back to on-site rehearsals from week three which starts Monday February 7th. If you want to join the program this year, please fill out the Expression of Interest form on our website.

All RBSC students are welcome to join the Music Ensemble Program no matter what age or level of skill. To find out more, the MEP information night for new students will be held online on February 7th at 6pm.

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Rock Band Virtual End of Year Concert

Thursday Dec 9th 6.30pm on Zoom

Our Rock Bands have been working hard learning, writing and recording music during lockdown. Please join us on Zoom to hear their amazing work and celebrate another great year of music!

IMPORTANT: the audience can ONLY log in with your student’s education email. This is for safety and means students will need to log in and families will need to watch from that one device.

Sean Windsor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RBSC MEP Rock Band Virtual Concert
Time: Dec 9, 2021 06:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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SCREEN FREE WORKSHOP LINKS

Please find attached the booking links for the music programs for Tuesday 14th’s screen free day. All the workshops run for 30 minutes and will be practical. Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Links below.

9.30-10.00 Get Up and Sing with Cassy Bartolomei

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDEM

Start the day with a song and feel those endorphins doing their job for the rest of the day. Everyone is welcome to join the singalong.
The sessions are run on Zoom by our resident singing teacher Cassy Bartolomei. The aim is to get us all having a fun uplifting sing to help start our day with a bounce.
No singing experience or ability required just an desire to shake up the week with a fun new activity. Repertoire will be a range of uplifting fun contemporary songs.

10.15-10.45 Percussion with Jess Ciampa

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDIK

Materials: plastic buckets, frying pans, chopsticks.

Grab buckets, frying pans and chopsticks and get ready to explore rhythms from Afro-Cuban, African and Arabic traditions. Starting with basic patterns and progressing to more challenging ones, we will look at the practical application of the interlocking and communal nature of the rhythms, and have a great time.

11.00-11.30 Guitar Workshop for Beginners with Sean Windsor

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDDT

Materials: you will need your own guitar for this workshop.

Pick up your Guitar and take a break from lockdown with Sean Windsor, Rock Band Director & Guitar Tutor at RBSC.

During this 30 minute Zoom workshop, we’ll learn a few chords that you can use to play 100’s of different songs!  Beginners welcome. No experience necessary. All you need is a guitar.

Everything covered during the workshop will be available to download, so you can keep on playing in your own time, too.

11.45-12.15 Intermediate Guitar Workshop with Sean Windsor

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDDZ

Materials: you will need your own guitar for this workshop.

Description: Pick up your guitar and take a break from lockdown with Sean Windsor, Rock Band Director & Guitar Tutor at RBSC. During this 30 minute Zoom workshop, we’ll take a fresh look at some well-known scales and get you thinking about using them in a different way. Some experience necessary, so if you’ve been playing for a while and want to take your improvising to the next level, this is the class for you. All you need is a guitar. Everything covered during the workshop will be available to download, so you can keep on playing in your own time, too.

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Trivia Night Success

Thank you to all the parents who supported our MEP trivia night on Saturday night especially the incredibly entertaining (and unflappable) host Erica Vorsay, support elves Lara and Robert Goodman, as well as to Andrew Grogan, Garth Nix, Gillian de Jong, The Dinner Ladies, Harris Farm, and Andrew at Chambers Cellars.

We raised over $2000 for our program and we had a lot of fun. So much so that we might even do it again … So if you missed out this time, keep an eye on your emails and the enews for the next one.

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Upcoming Trivia Night Saturday August 14th

https://rbscmep-payments.square.site/

Tickets are $25.00 per household

Start time is 7.30pm. A Zoom link will be emailed to you at the end of the week.

Prizes include gift vouchers for great local businesses like Harris Farm, The Dinner Ladies and the Friendship Bakery as well as a magnum of white wine and a bottle of French Champagne.

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MEP Trivia Night Tickets

The MEP family-friendly virtual trivia night is up and running. Prizes are coming in with bottle shops and food delivery services being quick off the mark to support. Get in quick as we can only host 25 households.

https://rbscmep-payments.square.site/

The website is a bit clunky – make sure you’ve checked off everything you want before you check out. We will draw the raffle on the night.

day: Saturday August 14th

time: 7.30pm

location: your house

cost: $25.00 per household plus generous donation plus $10 per raffle ticket (unlimited numbers of tickets can be bought)

For those who buy a ticket to the event, a Zoom link will be emailed to you a couple of days before.

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