Upcoming Social Event for RBSC Parents

RBSC social

 

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Very Creative Kids

Thanks to the hard work of others, I’m delighted to inform you that the Music Ensemble Program is now registered as a NSW Creative Kids provider.

If you haven’t obtained and/or used a Creative Kids voucher yet, you can use your entitlement for this year’s MEP fees.

You simply obtain a Creative Kids voucher worth $100 using your Service NSW online account and then email rbsc.mep.vouchers@gmail.com the Creative Kids Voucher Number along with the following information

  1. Student’s name exactly as it appears on the Creative Kids voucher
  2. Student’s Date of Birth
  3. Voucher number

Can you also let us know in the email you send to if the voucher is intended for

  1. 2019 Band Tour or
  2. 2019 Fees or
  3. 2019 carry over to 2020

This is particularly good timing for those students going on the Senior Band Tour.

Just remember the email is:

rbsc.mep.vouchers@gmail.com

Many thanks to MEP treasurer Andrew Grogan and to RBSC Sport Committee chair Peter McCue for all the effort they put into making this happen, and a special thank you to P&C executives especially Kara Mikler, Cath Tooher and Jason Kwong for their incredible support and perseverance. We parents salute you!

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Senior Band Tour update

The senior concert band, stage band, jazz ensemble and string ensemble are hitting the road.

Our senior bands are touring to Armidale from Sunday Sept 22nd to Thursday Sept 27th. We will be travelling by rail and visiting numerous schools and venues in the New England district including Bingara Public School, Warialda High School, Ross Hill Public, New England Conservatorium of Music and visits to local areas of interest including Green Valley Farm in Tingha and the Roxy Theatre and Cafe in Bingara.

It’s a great opportunity for the bands to extend their musical skills as well as a chance for our students to visit a thriving regional centre but one that is wrestling with the drought. Please contact the school or Murray if you haven’t got your Expression of Interest form as the deposit is due on Tuesday August 22nd.

Band on tour

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Who put the Fun in Fundraiser?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraiser at the City to Surf on Sunday August 11th. It was hugely successful with many Music Ensemble Program students and parents volunteering.

At the back of Bondi Pavilion, MEP volunteers processed over 7,500 bags (in fact people were so busy it was impossible to get a photograph of everyone at once) whilst up in wind-blown Dudley Page Reserve, some of our fantastic rock bands, Grapefruit, Lion and All of the Above, played to the nearly 85,000 participants in this year’s fun run.

Robert Goodman and Erica Vorsay very kindly (and magnificently) organised the volunteers, so a huge thank you to both of them as well as to everyone who helped out on the day.

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Fundraising in the Sun: City to Surf 2019

City to Surf is our one big fundraiser this year. Please make sure you and your young people sign up. It’s great fun and a great way to raise money.

If you registered last year and would like to join us again you just need to log in to your portal account and indicate that you are available for the City to Surf. You should get an email confirmation once you have done that. The link for those who registered last year is here:
Login to your existing portal

For those who have not participated before you just need to set up a new profile on the Fairfax events portal and then indicate your availability for the 2019 City to Surf. It takes about 5 minutes. The link to create a new profile is:
https://fairfaxevents.rosterfy.co/register?b=219&i=3jrt8rf7e&groupid=4546&b=219

Rose Bay Secondary College MEP program will be helping out at the luggage return at Bondi Beach. As in previous years the MEP is paid for every volunteer who registers and turns up on the day and the money goes towards much needed MEP equipment.

Volunteers need to be at Bondi from about 5:45 am and we are usually on until between 11 and midday. The work includes sorting gear bags into numerical order, handing them back to the runners when they finish the run and helping runners who’s gear has gone missing. City to Surf organisers put on food and water for all of the volunteers and everyone gets a volunteer t-shirt on the day. It’s a lot of fun and most importantly helps out the MEP.

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End of Term Round Up

Our mid-year concerts were a huge success. Congratulations to all the bands and ensembles who performed. Thank you to Murray Jackson, Sean Windsor and Melanie Forbes, and all the MEP tutors, for your hard work and support.

We really appreciate the fantastic support we receive from RBSC. Thank you to all our amazing teachers especially Mr Godby, Ms Vine, Ms Waser, Mr McEvoy, Mr Carter and Mr Wright.

 

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Mid Year Concert

!! Rock Bands New Date !!

The MEP students will perform on Thursday 13th of June (Rock Bands) and Wednesday 19th of June (Ensembles)  in the School Hall, 6pm. See you there !

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