A huge congratulations to all students and staff for a wonderful night of Jazz at ‘Siena’s Night of Jazz’ , held at the Whitehorse Town Hall on 22 April. Our Jazz ensembles, including Stage Band, Sisters of Swing, Groove Train, Canti Dolci all performed with confidence as did our soloists, duets and Junior Jammers. It was fabulous to hear students improvising on so many instruments. We send our special thanks to Sonja Horbelt, our special guest artist and Siena Music Staff for supporting our musicians.
On the first weekend in May, Stage Band, Sisters of Swing and Canti Dolci all participated in the All State Jazz Championship and we are delighted to announce Stage Band won B Division! Stage Band’s saxophone was also awarded ‘Best Saxophone Section’ in B Division with soloists Grace Kim (Alto Saxophone), Angelene Kalafatis (Trombone), Ashling O’Farrell (Trombone) and Jessica Comito (Drum Kit- C Division) all selected for their Division All-Star Band.
Congratulations to all students and ensemble directors on this outstanding result!
Recently Siena’s senior concert band, Wind Orchestra and De La Salle Senior Concert band have been working together in preparation for the first Combined School’s Senior Concert Band Concert. The concert will be held at Siena on 17 May where both bands will perform a set of pieces as well as two charts together. It has been a fantastic opportunity for the two bands to work with different Ensemble Directors and learn new repertoire. We hope this will be the start of a new musical connection.
The Annual Autumn Concert will be held on 26 May at 7.00pm, featuring all ensembles including the debut performances of Junior Band, Junior String Ensemble and Junior Choir. This is a free event but parents are asked to reserve tickets through TryBooking.
The Term 2 Lunchtime Soiree will be held next week and all music students are invited to perform. Students preparing for AMEB examinations and upcoming assessments are especially encouraged to take part. The sign-up sheet is located near the Music Office.