Term 1, Issue 1: Music Department | Siena College
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Music Department

A warm welcome to all new families joining our Siena community and returning families. We are very excited about the music events calendared for this year showcasing our musicians. We have concerts, workshops, festivals and music camp to look forward to this year! We hope to see families and friends at these events.

Year 7 Instrumental Music Enrolments

Thank you to all the Year 7 students and parents who attended the Instrumental Music Information webinar on Wednesday, 9 February. Hard copies of the Year 7 Instrumental Music Enrolment forms have been sent home with students and are also available using this link. For further information, please contact either, Director of Music, Kerryn McGillen or Music Administrator, Daniel Sheehan in the Music Office.

Students in Year 8 and above who wish to take up instrumental lessons, please use the general enrolment form found here.

Junior Choir: Open Rehearsals for Year 7 Students

Junior Choir rehearses on Tuesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.30am in the Susan Alberti Auditorium. We warmly invite all Year 7 students to come along to Junior Choir over the next few weeks to trial Junior Choir. It is a non auditioned choir that is directed by Stephanie Hill and Janette Patton, and their aim is to develop young voices to sing a broad range of styles.

Siena’s Night of Jazz: Auditions on Tuesday, 15 February

Siena’s Night of Jazz is always a night to remember, featuring our jazz ensembles, Stage Band, Sisters of Swing, Groove Train and Canti Dolci and solo musicians. It will be held on Thursday, 24 March at the Manningham Hotel, Ballroom. The audition signup sheet for Siena’s Night of Jazz is up on the ‘red doors’ near the Music Office. Students from all year levels are invited to audition. This year, our guest artist will be Ross Irwin, who will perform with students alongside the House band.

Ensembles Rehearsals Have Commenced

All ensembles have begun rehearsing and are getting ready for our Term 1 performances. Each morning from 7.30am to 8.30am, students and staff are greeted with music from either the West Wing or the Hall. Instrumental lessons have also started and student lesson times can be found on the Siena App and on Siena Central.

Soiree Program / First Lunchtime Soiree: Monday, 28 February

The first of the Lunchtime Soirees will be held on Monday, 28 February. Instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to participate in the soirees. The signup sheet is up on the ‘red doors’ near the Music Office. For enquiries, please contact Mr Sheehan.

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music
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