Music News | Junior School

The art of music above all other arts is the expression of the soul of a nation 

Ralph Vaughan Williams


At the recent Junior School assembly, we were entertained by Thomas Henry (6La), who played The Gnome by David Popper on the cello accompanied by piano. He has been learning with Ms Morgan for 6 years. He is the 2021 TGS Primary Music Award recipient and is a Year 6 Music Leader. Thomas plays in the Vivaldi String Orchestra and plays in the TGS Symphony Orchestra as a part of the Junior School Advancement Program. His sports of choice are cricket, soccer, AFL, and tennis, but he also likes fishing. His leadership goal is to get lots of people playing different types of instruments. He would also like to attain his Grade 7 AMEB examination this year. Thomas says, “I like that the cello is not easy and it includes hard work”.

The Woodwind Family by Charlie Yao (6Fo)

I drew this picture of an oboe because I like the instrument. The oboe is part of the woodwind family. The woodwind family of the Orchestra includes piccolo, flutes, clarinets, oboes and bassoons. The woodwind instruments need a reed to sound, except for the flutes. Both the oboe and the bassoon need a double reed.

Oboe reed

I also drew this picture because I want to learn how to play the oboe so I can join the Allegro Concert Band with Max Munday (6Fo). He plays the French horn. There is supposed to be two oboe players but there is only one player at the moment so if I learn how to play, I could join him.

Charlie Yao (6Fo) | 2021 Junior School Music Leader

Term 1 Key Music Dates

Family Service Choir performances:

21 March             Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)

28 March             Family Service (meet in the Choir Room at 8:30am)

Assembly performances:

22 February       Emerson Urbano (5Ta) – piano

1 March               David Miller (6La) – trumpet 

8 March               Maxwell Munday (5Fo) – piano

15 March             Ezekiel Turner (5La) – saxophone 

22 March             Geoffrey Olsen (5Yo) – piano 

Soloist Competition

The Annual Soloists’ Competition Finalist Concert will be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021. Heats will begin in the week commencing Monday 1 March. Entry forms are available from Music Reception and this link. The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd February.

Music Instrumental – Private Lessons

Enrolment forms to join individual instrumental lessons are available here or from the Junior School front office.

AMEB Examinations

If you wish your son to participate in an AMEB examination in 2021, please ensure you speak with his Instrumental Teacher so he is best prepared.



Mozart Strings (2:15 – 2:45pm) – Junior School (J1.9 and RoR)

Intermezzo Strings (3:15 – 4:00pm) – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)          

Allegro Concert Band (3:15 – 4:10pm) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)


Treble I Junior School Choir (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)

Choir Advanced Ensemble (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)


Year 2 Instrumental (11:30am – 12:30pm) – School of Music

Year 3 Instrumental (2:15 – 3:15pm) – School of Music


Vivaldi Strings (from 7:15am) – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)

Junior School Concert Band (from 7:30am) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)


Treble II Junior School Choir (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)

Choir Advanced Ensemble (7:30 – 8:20am) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)

If you have any further inquiries for music, please contact the Music Department on 9581 6042.

Trevor Adams | Director of Junior School Music

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