Term 1, Issue 2 - Music | Siena College
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Music News

Year 7 Instrumental Music Lessons

The Music Department has been abuzz with excited Year 7 student attending their first music lessons for the year. We have a few spots available for some instruments if any students would like to still enrol in music lessons. Please contact music@siena.vic.edu.au for further information. Students are reminded to store their instruments in the storage area and not in their lockers please and bring along a folder for their tutor books and music. Timetables can be found on Siena Central under the Co-curricular pages.

Victoria Comer, Claudette Lang (Year 7)
Sienna Charters
Lily Buckley, Olivia Gastin


Siena’s Night of Jazz soloists – Auditions Week 6

Calling all jazz musicians to audition for a solo spot at Siena’s Night of Jazz. This is a fabulous opportunity to perform jazz standards, improvise, work with the house band and special guest artist. The signup sheet is located outside the music office, near Studio 3 in the West Wing building. Students are asked to prepare a jazz song for the event and audition. Auditions will be held during Week 6 and we encourage all students in our jazz ensembles, instrumentalists, and vocalists to audition and to prepare their solos with their instrumental teacher. Please be advised that Siena’s Night of Jazz will be held on Thursday, 22 April 2021, not in March as previously advertised.

Siena’s Night of Jazz Junior Jammers

For our budding musicians who are interested in Jazz to sign up for Junior Jammers. Mr Bennier will be teaching the students one piece and getting to start improving on their instrument. It is a fun and relaxed introduction to our Jazz program as they all play together. Students will have an exciting opportunity to perform at Siena’s Night of Jazz and supported by the house band and guest artist. The signup sheet is located outside the music office, near studio 3 in the West Wing building.

Junior Ensemble Rehearsals commenced this week

A friendly reminder that Junior Choir and Junior Strings rehearsals started this week and Junior Band will commence rehearsals next week. It has been a great start for these ensembles, and we look forward to hearing them play at the Autumn Concert next term. Students who learn an instrument outside of Siena are encouraged to join our ensemble program. Please email music@siena.vic.edu.au if you have any questions.

Junior Choir rehearsal


Musical – The Addams Family

The creative team would like to thank all students who have auditioned for the combined school Musical, The Addams Family. The first rehearsal will be Tuesday, 2 March for both cast and orchestra and we look forward to working with all students involved during the production.

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music
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