Music News | Junior School

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens

Maria Augusta von Trapp

At the recent Junior School assembly, we were entertained by David (6La), who played Land of hope and glory by Elgar on the trumpet. He has been learning with Mrs Malyusz for 3 Years. David plays in the Allegro Concert Band and learns piano with Mrs Yeung. His sports of choice are rugby and cricket, but he also likes gaming, roller blading, and handling his snake Harry and playing with his dog Holly.  This year David’s goal is to play The Last Post on ANZAC day. He says, “The trumpet is a fun yet challenging instrument”.

Term 1 Key Music Dates 

Assembly performances: 

22 March     Ryan Fan (2Fo) – cello 

29 March     Mozart Strings

26 April       Maxwell Munday (5Fo) – French horn

3 May          Ezekiel Turner (5La) – saxophone 

10 May        Geoffrey Olsen (5Yo) – piano 

Service through music

This week, William (3La) and Aaron (3Ta) were asked to perform for William’s sister’s day-care. Enthusiastically, William and Aaron shared their passion for music to a very engaged and appreciative audience. Congratulations William and Aaron, you make us proud at Trinity!

Getting to know our ensembles with our music leaders – Vivaldi Strings

Vivaldi Strings is the promotion String ensemble in the Junior School. The more advanced string players of the Junior School get to play in this orchestra. The members have been selected by Ms Morgan for displaying proficiency in sight reading and performing a variety of string techniques.

At Vivaldi we play with the cello, violas, violins, and double basses. We also aim to learn how to play more advanced techniques, how to sight-read music with complex rhythms. We also learn how to understand the conductor’s gestures, so we know exactly where we are. Most importantly, we have fun and enjoy playing music together.

At Vivaldi, we’re not only just there to learn new techniques and how to play more complex music, but to build up our confidence and to practice the pieces for assembly performances once a term, at the Primary Arts’ Festival, and the Evening of Music.

Emerson Urbano (6Ta), Thomas Henry (6La), Benjamin Loughnan (6Yo), and Harry Hartzenberg (6Ta)

Junior School Choir

This week the Junior School Choir commenced preparation for the TGS Gala Concert to be held in June. Boys wishing to still join the Choir are urged to contact Mr Adams ASAP as no new members will generally be admitted until after the TGS Gala performance. Choir is for singing and performing together with other people who enjoy the same. We look forward to performing Bach’s Magnificat and Sibelius’ Chorale from Finlandia in the City Recital Hall with the all the Trinity Choirs.

Term 1 Week 9 REHEARSALS 

Monday 

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) 

Tuesday 

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) 

Wednesday 

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

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

Thursday 

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) 

Friday 

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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