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Instrumental Music Notes

26/10/2017

Instrumental Music Notes 

Term 4 has seen the culmination of all we have worked towards in 2017 come to fruition.
Firstly was the excitement of the school taking delivery of an enclosed trailer which can now be used to help move our percussion equipment to and from performance venues.

 
Term 4, week 1 – Sunday 8 October - Eisteddfod results:
 
Toolooa Stage Band – 1st place
Toolooa Symphonic Band – 1st place
Toolooa Concert Band – 2nd place
Toolooa Percussion Ensemble – 3rd place

 
There were also admirable Eisteddfod performances from the Toolooa Brass Ensemble and Toolooa Woodwind Ensemble.
 
Term 4, week 2 – McHappy Day “Carnival of Music”
On Saturday 14 October the Toolooa Concert Band and Toolooa Symphonic Band performed at the “Carnival of Music” to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
 
Term 4, week 3 – Toolooa ARTS Showcase
Friday 20 October saw the Toolooa Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Stage Band, along with the Brass Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble all perform at the GECC as part of Toolooa’s Arts Showcase.

 
Term 4, week 4 – Toolooa Awards Night
 
Thursday 26 October will be the final public performance for our 2017 year 12 students when the Symphonic Band and Stage Band perform at Awards Night.
 
Our departing year 12 students leave behind a strong and vibrant Instrumental Music program which has grown and flourished under their mentorship. Nethmini, Matilda, Jasmine, Sarah (Freddy), Tommy, Lochlan, Brad, Protim, Emily W (1) and Emily W (2) have all made an enormous contribution to the success of the Toolooa Instrumental Music program.  They leave behind some very big shoes to fill, but have guaranteed the ongoing success of Toolooa’s music program by being such excellent role models for our up and coming musicians.  Opportunity knocks.

 
And finally, from our Weekly Whiteboard Words of Wisdom:
 
The expert in anything was once a beginner.
 
The things you learn in Band, especially the DISCIPLINE, WORK ETHIC and TEAMWORK will be things you use every day for the rest of your life.
 
At Toolooa, we don’t just help kids make great music. We use music to help make great kids.