Term 1, Issue 3: Music Department | Siena College
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2022 Night of Jazz and Honk! Jr

The Siena College community is warmly invited to Siena's Night of Jazz, which will take place on Thursday, 24 March at the Manningham Hotel in Bulleen.

A traditional highlight of the music calendar, Siena's Night of Jazz celebrates our jazz program by featuring our bands and soloists alongside a professional 'house band' and an exciting guest artist. The event also provides important preparation for upcoming performances at the All-State Jazz Championships. The audience will enjoy table seating and light supper in the style of a jazz club, with drinks available at bar prices.

In 2022, we are very excited to welcome Ross Irwin as our special guest artist. Ross is the director of the All-State Jazz Festival, and is one of Australia's most exciting music identities. As a trumpeter, multi instrumentalist, band leader and composer/arranger, he has toured extensively with The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, and performed with countless Australian and international artists including Paul Kelly, Kate Ceberano, Harry Connick Jr and Kurt Elling, to name but a few. In preparation for Siena's Night of Jazz, Ross will work with our jazz bands and soloists.

Bookings are essential and in line with government regulations, all visitors must provide proof of vaccination/medical exemption at check in. We are unable to permit walk ins at any event. Please note that students who are performing do not require tickets.

Capacity is limited and we recommend you book early to avoid missing out! Tickets are now available here.

Honk! Jr

Students interested in auditioning for the Siena 2022 Musical, Honk! Jr are reminded that all audition related resources can be found on Siena Central. Audition forms can be uploaded to the Dropbox.

I strongly suggest reading the Audition Pack carefully and using the script, sheet music and song backing files to prepare for your audition. Auditions are in groups for ensemble members but if you are wanting to audition for a lead role, it will be a solo audition.

Year 7 to 10 students can audition and if they are not in one of the school choirs already, they can join from this week.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs McGillen.

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music
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