Creative Arts - August
Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) runs a schools outreach program each year with the support of program sponsor, Energex.
Wynnum SHS was the lucky school selected by QYO to participate in the program in 2015. The Symphonic Band plus six augmenting QYO musicians will perform in one of QYO’s Concerts at Twilight on Sunday 13 September at 4pm at the Old Museum Concert Hall at Bowen Hills. The Symphonic Band will perform alongside members of the QYO Wind Ensemble (concert band) conducted by David Law or the QYO Junior String Ensemble conducted by Chen Yang. The school also receives a professionally recorded CD of the concert. We would like to thank QYO for selecting Wynnum SHS us to be part of this great initiative.
Thanks to Ms Ioannou, Wynnum SHS has won thirty five tickets to see the world renowned indigenous dance theatre troupe Bangarra’s production of Lore at QPAC on Saturday 15 August. The Courier Mail is the sponsor of this wonderful opportunity providing free tickets and transport to the performance. We look forward to hearing all about the experience.
At the end of last semester Years 7 – 12 Creative Arts students and Years 7 – 9 Technology students presented Showcase. Junior and Senior Showcases are a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to come and see what the students had achieved in Semester 1 and celebrate their successes. Thank you to all the students who presented their work and to the great turn-out of teachers, parents and friends who came along to support.
The Instrumental Music Parent Support group (IMPS) meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Library. The next meeting is Monday 17 August. Everyone is welcome.
A very successful fund raising BBQ was held by the IMPS committee at Bunnings on Sunday 26th July. Thanks must go to the committee members who manned the BBQ and to Brendan Dunstan and Tahlia Hedges who busked throughout the day.
The next IMPS BBQ in on Sunday 9 August at the Manly markets. Come along and support the fund raising efforts of this hard working group by buying a tasty breakfast for the family.
Donation: The IMPS committee needs a large esky to hold drinks at the monthly BBQ. If you are able to donate a large esky please let the school office know.
Bands in the Park – The Symphonic and Concert Bands are performing at Bands in the Park on Sunday 9 August at the Manly foreshore. The bands will play at 12:45pm. This is the first public performance for the Concert band this year so please come along and support them. Thanks must go to Mr Rander and Mrs Anderson who prepared the ensembles for this performance and Mr Rander who will be conducting both ensembles on the day.
Tamia Wade, Nathaniel Laurel and Naomi Taylor participated in the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Popular Music Day at the Gold Coast. They had the experience of recording in a professional studio and meeting students from Griffith who are currently enrolled in the Popular Music course. They received a professional recording of their performances for their portfolio.
Congratulations go to Zoe Nehring and Kira Medlock who have been accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium of Music’s State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP). This state-wide program gives instrumental music students an opportunity to experience ensemble playing at an advanced level. Students not only meet other like-minded students from throughout the state, they also have an opportunity to work with interstate and international conductors and tutors. Well done Zoe and Kira.
Stage Band players and their families attended a performance by the Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid James on vocals with the Cleveland District High school’s senior jazz ensemble, Decemsextet and jazz orchestra. It was a wonderful night of stimulating and inspiring music making from some of Brisbane’s best jazz musicians. Thanks to Mrs Anderson for organising this outing.
Wynnum SHS is hosting an area Beginner’s Camp for students from Manly SS, Manly West SS and Tingalpa SS from 5 – 7 August. Over 100 young beginner players from these schools will participate in workshops, rehearsals and instrumental tutorials over the three days of the camp. These camps provide students with an invaluable musical experience and we would like to thank Mr Rander who has organised this camp for the Primary schools in the area.
Great news for Tahlia Hedges who has been accepted into this year’s Southside Workshop of Excellence from 13 - 14 August. Tahlia is one of fifty students selected to participate in this program. Well done Tahlia!
Mr Phil Ryan was guest conductor for the day at a Stage Band rehearsal on Tuesday 28 July. He put the band through their paces and they learnt many new skills and techniques of playing in a Jazz ensemble.
- The Stage Band and Concert Band will be playing at the Wynnum SS Fair on Saturday 29 August at 10:00am
- On Saturday 5 September the IMPS committee are hosting a Bush Dance in the Imperial Playhouse for family and friends. It will be a fun night starting at 5:30pm. There will be a live Bush Band playing as well as a caller who will teach the dances to the audience and then away we go – dancing the night away. Dinner and drinks will be available on the night. All tickets are $10, children under 5 free. Tickets can be purchased from Students Services or by calling Melissa on 3906 7312.
- The Stage Band will be playing at the Lota SS Fete on Saturday 12 September at 10:00am.
- The Symphonic Band is performing at the QYO’s Twilight Concert Series on Sunday 13 September at the Old Museum Concert Hall at Bowen Hills. Students will need to be at the venue by 1:30pm for a final rehearsal. The performance starts at 4pm.