Music News | Junior School

If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.  

― Vera Nazarian

At the recent Junior School assembly, we were entertained by Emerson (6Ta), who played On-Off Boogie by Tim Richards on the piano. He has been learning with Mr. Nick Southcott for almost six years. Emerson plays cello in the Vivaldi String Orchestra. His sports of choice are football (soccer), AFL, and cricket, but he also likes to play games with his cat and busking. He says, “you can play the piano in any way, jazz, classical, but I also like to improvise because can change the way it is played. I especially love playing duets with my violin playing brother. 

Congratulations to the following finalists who performed in Wednesday night’s Soloist Competition Finals Concert. 

Emerson (6Ta) who played Orchad by Churchill on piano 

Mimo (1Fo) who played Russian Fantasia No. 2 by Portnoff 

Ryan (2Fo) who played the traditional Scottish Ceilidh 

The adjudicator, Pianist Brenda Jones, congratulated Mimo as the Junior Division winner of the TGS Soloist Competition.  

Term 1 Key Music Dates 

Assembly performances: 

15 March Mimo Kim (1Fo) – violin 

22 March Ezekiel Turner (6La) – saxophone  

29 March Geoffrey Olsen (6Yo) – piano  

Music Instrumental – Private Lessons 

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

A friendly reminder from the Music Instrumental Tuition Handbook: If you are on camp next week, please advise your teacher. The relevant excerpt from the Handbook states, “Students who wish to change their lesson time because of a clash with excursions or exams, must contact the teacher personally to make new arrangements (24 hours notice is the minimum requirement). If possible, this contact should be made a week in advance; students not doing so will be charged for the missed lesson. 

AMEB Examinations 

If you wish your son to participate in an AMEB examination in the first session of 2021, please ensure you speak with his Instrumental Teacher next week, so he is best prepared and there is an opportunity to enrol as closing dates are fast approaching. 



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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