On Wednesday, 7 December, the sun was shining and there was a renewed music buzz around the school with the anticipation of the Summer Concert and the holidays. It was a relaxed and fun concert featuring all the 2023 ensembles performing for the first time and students were in the mood to make music with their friends.
An appreciative audience had the pleasure of enjoying Christmas carols and fun concert pieces in a festive atmosphere. Combined with the Kopanang Christmas Market, the Summer Concert really showcased our fabulous Siena community spirit.
The Music department has had an amazing Term 4 and we would like to congratulate and thank all students who have worked hard to develop their skills and learn their pieces for school events such as the Rising Stars concert and Cabaret Night/Open Evening, as well as the Victorian School Music Festival for Junior Band. Many students have also sat for the AMEB examinations, and we are delighted with the excellent results achieved. A very special thanks to 2022 Music Captain, Charli R, for all her work throughout the year and we wish her and the rest of the VCE Music students all the very best in the future. We hope they continue to play their instruments after graduation.
On behalf of the Music department, we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, full of love and laughter and a safe and relaxing holiday break.
I would like to thank Josh Bennier and Emma Morrison for all their work with the Instrumental Music students and ensembles. They will be finishing up at Siena at the end of the year and pursuing new endeavours. We will announce their replacements in 2023.
EdSmart enrolment forms for Instrumental Music have been sent out to parents and we have had a quick return of re-enrolments for tuition, as well as several students taking up new instruments as well.
A friendly reminder for parents to complete Edsmart form as soon as possible.