Music News | Preparatory School

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Chapel Band

With the update in COVID restrictions we are very excited to have the Chapel Band back in full swing this term. Thanks to boys as they helped lead the whole school Chapel Service this Tuesday morning.

Anzac Day Service

This morning the Preparatory School came together to remember the sacrifices of our men and women in times of conflict for the Anzac Day Service.  The emotional Trinity Singers performance of You Raise My Up provided an opportunity for us to pause, reflect and give thanks. Our appreciation to Ms Smeulders and Ms Welsh.

Staff News

Towards the end of Term 1, we received the resignation of our Percussion Teacher, Mr Leigh Giles.  We thank him for all his work with the boys since he joined us in 2020 and wish him all the best as he pursues other opportunities. Mr Alistair Wallis has been appointed to replace Mr Giles.  Alistair has been teaching for over 30 years and conducts many ensembles. He is a contributing composer to each Grade (1-4) of the latest AMEB percussion syllabus. Alistair has played in almost every genre from the Mediaeval period right through to the Avant Garde but works primarily in the classical area but also performs in the live area in contemporary settings from jazz, fusion, funk & rock.

Student News

During the holidays we were notified that Cayden Tsang (Year 3) violinist had won 1st prize in the Kings Peak International Peak Competition. 

This competition was held worldwide and separated into age categories. In Cayden’s category there were 33 entries across the world. After passing the pre-selection phase, his pieces were presented to a panel of judges based in the USA and the finalist chosen. We were very proud to hear that Cayden won equal 1st. 

Term 2 Music Co-curricular Rehearsals

All ensembles commenced rehearsals this week and a reminder to be on time, be reliable, be respectful, be enthusiastic and be engaged! Keep it REAL!

Choirs

With the easing of Covid restrictions, we are now able to offer a number of positions for the Choirs at Trinity. The three Choirs are:

Junior Choir:

Year 2 boys | Friday from 3.00pm – 3.40pm.

Primary Choir

Years 3 to 6 boys (Non-Auditioned Choir) | Monday from 8.00am – 8.25am.

Trinity Singers

Years 4 to 6 (Auditioned Choir) | Wednesday 7.30am – 8.25am and Thursday or Friday from 7.45am – 8.25am

If your son is interested in joining one of these choirs, then please contact Ms Nicole Smeulders via email:  smeulders@trinity.nsw.edu.au.

** Save the Date **

It is with great excitement that we can announce that the Strings Soiree will take place on Monday 10th May commencing at 6pm in the Gym.  All string ensembles and one student from each teaching studio will perform. Permission notes will be available in due course with two adults per performer permitted to attend to keep in line with COVID protocols. Keep a look out for the relevant email to reserve your place.

Geraldine Campbell | Director of Music Preparatory School


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