Finally after two years of almost complete silence from our music ensembles, rehearsals recommenced in full force on Wednesday 9 May with a special Music Ensembles Day. All OLMC music ensembles were given time throughout the day to rehearse, discuss and meet the directors and members of their ensembles to restart this exciting extra-curricular activity. It was great to hear Jazz Band performing a 12-bar blues, symphonic band tackling ‘The Planets’ and strings looking at the classic ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. Our choirs and cantors also learnt a variety of music ranging from mass music to jazz classics and pop songs.
Rehearsals will now continue at their allocated times to enable each group to expand their learning and perfect their pieces for some upcoming performances throughout term 2. We welcome everyone back to OLMC to share our finished performances at our Mid Year Concert in May.
If your daughter was absent or unable to attend the music ensembles day and would still like to be part of the worthwhile program, they are still able to join us on our 2022 journey. All they need to do is show up to a rehearsal in the coming weeks. We would love to have as many girls as possible join us for 2022.
“Music ensemble day was a great way to meet other people who are interested in music. It gave each band a good head start on each piece that we will be learning this year. I have met some great new and talented people who I can't wait to get to know better.”
Abbey Year 10
“The ensembles day was a great opportunity to get to know everyone in our ensembles and to collaborate with students across year levels. I really valued the supportive and inclusive atmosphere that was created and look forward to working with these students throughout the year to produce amazing music. Combined with Mr Shannon's and Ms Mileto's expertise and enthusiasm, the string ensemble rehearsal was very productive and allowed us to see our potential and gain insight into what is going to be a great year!”
Nikita Year 12