THE MEP information night for new students will be online on Zoom at 6.30 pm on Monday 6 February. Come meet our director Murray Jackson and rock band director Sean Windsor and find out how your child can be involved.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated prizes to the fundraising raffles at our ensembles concert and Rose Bay Rocks last week. In particular, thank you to: — the Mikler family for the BP gift voucher — Harris Farm Markets — Anna McFarlane and Allen & Unwin for the beautiful books — Melissa Moore for the two six-packs of wine — Sunburst Music on Coogee Bay Road (sunburstmusic.com.au) for the guitar pedal that was so popular with the kids — Harry Mavrolefteros and First Education Tutoring (www.firsteducation.com.au with locations that include Bondi, Maroubra and Mascot) for the very generous donation of a term’s tutoring.
The last MEP committee meeting for the year will be held tonight, 28 November, in person! Come along to the MEP rooms at school at 7.30pm and meet some fellow MEP parents, let us know what you’d like to see more of in MEP and find out what we have planned for the rest of 2022 and 2023. The entrance is down the driveway past the hall, at the Chaleyer Street end of the school. Hope to see you there!
Rose Bay Secondary Concert Music Ensemble and Bondi Brass invites you to attend the world premiere of Evan Lohning’s Bondi Pavilion Suite, alongside a repertoire featuring a range of works from popular classics by Gustav Holst to jazz standards by George Gershwin.
Proudly supported by Waverley Council, the Bondi Pavilion Suite was commissioned in 2021 by Rose Bay Secondary College Music Ensemble Program to provide the high school concert and stage bands with a composition that would reflect the unique role that the Bondi Pavilion, the historic building at the centre of Bondi Beach, plays in the local cultural landscape.
A three-movement composition that encapsulates the past, the present and the future, the Bondi Pavilion Suite musically reflects the cultural significance this iconic building has had through the ages. Using ‘composed spontaneity’, Evan Lohning creates the impression that this musical piece is formed as naturally as the beach setting. The instrumental solos weave and flow as if improvised yet interact precisely with the band capturing the sounds and rhythms of the beach and the surf culture and sonically reflecting the long association the venue has had with dance hall, swing and brass bands.
In the opening movement, ‘We Are Here’, the wind instruments create a sonic impression of the ocean from the crashing of the waves to the presence of the Bidjigal, Birrabirragal and Gadigal people who walked on its shores and fished and swam in its water. The second movement, ‘The Most Up-to-date Surf Sheds in Australia’, with its toe-tapping swing rhythms, echoes the Swing Bands and Big Band era and recaptures the glamour of the dance hall days. The final movement, ‘Sparkling Surf and Golden Sands’ with its charging percussion section and irresistible bossa-nova rhythms anticipates the future of the Pavilion, a time of energy and renewal and a hub that connects the sea with the cultural heart of the community.
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!
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!
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.
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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