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Siena College and Whitefriars College Musical, ‘A Chorus Line’

The buzz around Siena has been building over the past few months and we are all very excited that production week is here. Our opening night audience left the auditorium amazed at the talent on display and word of mouth has now sold out all shows bar the Saturday matinee. Limited tickets are still available for that session here.  Many hours of work have gone into the production, both on and off the stage and we would like to congratulate all students and staff whose dedication and talent have made the show 'a singular sensation'!

Music Camp

For many students, the annual music camp is one of the highlights of the year.  Students in Junior Band, Symphonic Band, Junior Choir, Junior Strings, Senior Strings and Groove Train will all be attending the ensemble rehearsals and sectionals over the weekend of 4 to 6 August. The camp will be held at the Rutherford Park Country Retreat, a warm and inviting conference centre in Blampied. 

Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF) 

Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Groove Train and Junior Band will all be participating in the Victorian School Music festival. Please check the upcoming Music Dates below for the scheduled times. This festival gives our students the opportunity to perform two to three pieces to adjudicators and to listen to other bands from the same section at the Hawthorn Arts Centre or the Australian Institute of Music. Each band participates in an onstage workshop with the guest adjudicator and the conductors will also hold a tutorial session. Please look out for the CareMonkey permission forms that will be sent out shortly. 

Guitar Ensemble Extravaganza

Siena’s Guitar Ensemble has been invited to participate in the Guitar Ensemble Extravaganza, a festival for school acoustic guitar ensembles on Sunday, 29 July at MLC. This is the first festival and excursion that Siena’s guitar ensemble will be taking part in and it will be a wonderful learning opportunity for our thirteen guitar students in the ensemble. We hope they have a fantastic time and have fun!

Music Photograph Day

Ensemble students are reminded to bring their instruments on Tuesday, 31 July as we will be having our Annual Music Photographs taken on that day. All students will need to be in full winter uniform, with black tie and clean shoes. Students will be notified regarding specific photo times on the day.

Term 3 Music dates 

Date Event Location Students Involved
25 to 28 July A Chorus Line: High School Edition Susan Alberti Auditorium Cast, musical orchestra, crew
29 July
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Guitar Ensemble Extravaganza MLC Guitar Ensemble
31 July Music photos Siena College Hall Music students
4 to 6 August Music Camp Rutherford Park, Blampied Symphonic Band, Junior Band, Junior Strings, Senior Strings
7 August St Dominic's Day Mass St Dominic's Parish Church Choirs, musicians, whole school community
10 August
4.00pm - 7.30pm
Wind Orchestra Workshop Ensemble Room, Siena College Wind orchestra
10 August
European Music Tour Information Evening Susan Alberti Auditorium 2019 Wind Orchestra and Senior Choir students
15 August
Performance 6.00pm
Victorian School Music Festival (VSMF)
Symphonic Band
Hawthorn Arts Centre Symphonic band students
20 August VSMF - Wind Orchestra Hawthorn Arts Centre Wind Orchestra students
22 August
Performance 2.00pm
Year 9 Music excursion
The Boy from Oz
Melbourne Arts Centre Year 9 Music Performance students
24 August VSMF - Groove Train AIM - Australian Institute of Music Melbourne Groove Train students
3 September Annual Music Concert
Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, 
Xavier College
Music Ensembles
10 to 19 September Ensemble Auditions including European Music Tour West Wing, Siena College Music students
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