MAS Music &Music & Drama is compulsory at MAS from Reception through Year 8 and a choice subject at Year 9/10. We’ve got lots planned for 2016, with a brand new recorder programme for the 2-3 class (Black-Belt Recorder!), a new classroom singing resource for R-6 (Jam Music), a new Performing Arts course at Year 9/10, the Music Is Fun band visit in Term 2 and lots more!
We have our biggest group of instrumental students in many years – nearly forty – starting this year.
This includes all our year 5 students who will be part of our new primary programme. Students will borrow instruments for a semester, have instrumental lessons with Mrs Schwartz and be part of band lessons with Mr Tuck. Students may choose to continue with their instrument in Semester 2 at the usual hire fee.
The Maitland based YP Combined Schools Concert Band continues to grow with over 50 students on the invite list for 2016. Invitations will be posted early next week, with Concert Band rehearsals commencing on Wednesday Feb 17 at 3.30pm in the PAC.
Concert Band uniform is the same as last year. If you need to purchase a new band polo-shirt for your growing musician, they are still $30 and come in sizes 8 -16 or adult S,M,L,XL, XX. A reminder that our uniform is black pants, black socks and performance polo.
We have a full performance calendar for 2016 including annual events such as the Balaklava Eisteddfod, ANZAC Day and the Band Tour. We also have a few surprises for students to watch out for.
Mrs Schwartz has purchased a number of new music charts, including two very exciting Japanese themed pieces.
Our School musical for 2016 is the Japanese themed ‘Bonsai Samurai’. More information will be available closer to the date!