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Creative Arts News February 2017

8/02/2017
Creative Arts News
 
Instrumental Music
We have started the year running with 37 new families joining the Instrumental Music program. Students have been allocated into their ensembles and timetables for Terms 1 and 2 have been posted on the Instrumental Music noticeboard and emailed to all parents.
In Week Three we had two performances for our senior ensembles. The first was the Big Band Playing for the Year 7 Welcome Evening and the second was the Symphonic Band playing at the official Investiture Ceremony. Well done to all those students and our conductors Mrs Anderson and Mr Cosic for showing their continued dedication and commitment to the program. 
 
Starter Workshop
On Sunday 12 February instrumental students will be participating in a starter workshop in the Star Theatre at school. Students only need to come at the time when their ensemble is playing:

 9:00 – 10:45 am – Concert Band
 11:00 – 12:30 pm – Big Band
 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Symphonic Band
 
They do not need to wear their school uniform. They just need to bring their instrument and whatever music they already been given.

Band Camp
All Instrumental Music students are invited to attend Band Camp from 10 – 12 March. You should have received an Expression of Interest letter regarding the camp costs. The camp is a great way for Instrumental Music students from Years 7 – 12 to get to know each other and consolidate the music community at the school. It also provides a dedicated amount of time to developing skills and technique on their instrument and how to work as a cohesive team. Expression of Interest letters are due to Students Services by Monday 13th February.

Instrumental Music Information Evening
All ensembles will be performing at the Instrumental Music Parents Support (IMPS) group information evening on Tuesday 21 March @ at 6:30 pm in the Star Theatre for new and old families involved in the Instrumental Music program. This evening is presented by the IMPS group. 
 
IMPS is a forum for parents/carers and students to have input into policies and directions of the Pprogram and to assist by way of vitally needed logistical support. Please become a member and have your say. The success of W.S.H.S.’s Instrumental Music Program is closely aligned to the support gained for the IMPS Program.
 
The IMPS Committee organises a monthly BBQ at the Manly markets which is the major fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program.
 
The IMPS Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Library. 

School Musical
The school musical this year is High School Musical 2. We have over 80 students who will be participating in the musical from actors and dancers through to technical crew, costumes and make-up and musicians in the band. The musical is in May with performances on 25, 26 and 27 of May. Rehearsals in Term 1 are:

 Tuesday afternoon: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 Wednesday: Period 4 for Years 10, 11 and 12
 Thursday afternoon: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Tickets will go on sale in Term 2 and can be purchased from Student Services.
 
Visual Arts Department - Artist in Residence Program
We are very excited to announce an Artist in Residence program that will be running at Wynnum during Term 2. Year 10 Visual Arts students with be working with professional artist Simone Eisler to create an original art work for the entrance to the school. This project will be unveiled at the 75th Celebrations for Wynnum SHS on Saturday 29 July. We would also like to thank Flying Arts for working on this project with us.