Rock Band Virtual End of Year Concert

Thursday Dec 9th 6.30pm on Zoom

Our Rock Bands have been working hard learning, writing and recording music during lockdown. Please join us on Zoom to hear their amazing work and celebrate another great year of music!

IMPORTANT: the audience can ONLY log in with your student’s education email. This is for safety and means students will need to log in and families will need to watch from that one device.

Sean Windsor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RBSC MEP Rock Band Virtual Concert
Time: Dec 9, 2021 06:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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SCREEN FREE WORKSHOP LINKS

Please find attached the booking links for the music programs for Tuesday 14th’s screen free day. All the workshops run for 30 minutes and will be practical. Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Links below.

9.30-10.00 Get Up and Sing with Cassy Bartolomei

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDEM

Start the day with a song and feel those endorphins doing their job for the rest of the day. Everyone is welcome to join the singalong.
The sessions are run on Zoom by our resident singing teacher Cassy Bartolomei. The aim is to get us all having a fun uplifting sing to help start our day with a bounce.
No singing experience or ability required just an desire to shake up the week with a fun new activity. Repertoire will be a range of uplifting fun contemporary songs.

10.15-10.45 Percussion with Jess Ciampa

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDIK

Materials: plastic buckets, frying pans, chopsticks.

Grab buckets, frying pans and chopsticks and get ready to explore rhythms from Afro-Cuban, African and Arabic traditions. Starting with basic patterns and progressing to more challenging ones, we will look at the practical application of the interlocking and communal nature of the rhythms, and have a great time.

11.00-11.30 Guitar Workshop for Beginners with Sean Windsor

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDDT

Materials: you will need your own guitar for this workshop.

Pick up your Guitar and take a break from lockdown with Sean Windsor, Rock Band Director & Guitar Tutor at RBSC.

During this 30 minute Zoom workshop, we’ll learn a few chords that you can use to play 100’s of different songs!  Beginners welcome. No experience necessary. All you need is a guitar.

Everything covered during the workshop will be available to download, so you can keep on playing in your own time, too.

11.45-12.15 Intermediate Guitar Workshop with Sean Windsor

https://www.trybooking.com/BUDDZ

Materials: you will need your own guitar for this workshop.

Description: Pick up your guitar and take a break from lockdown with Sean Windsor, Rock Band Director & Guitar Tutor at RBSC. During this 30 minute Zoom workshop, we’ll take a fresh look at some well-known scales and get you thinking about using them in a different way. Some experience necessary, so if you’ve been playing for a while and want to take your improvising to the next level, this is the class for you. All you need is a guitar. Everything covered during the workshop will be available to download, so you can keep on playing in your own time, too.

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Trivia Night Success

Thank you to all the parents who supported our MEP trivia night on Saturday night especially the incredibly entertaining (and unflappable) host Erica Vorsay, support elves Lara and Robert Goodman, as well as to Andrew Grogan, Garth Nix, Gillian de Jong, The Dinner Ladies, Harris Farm, and Andrew at Chambers Cellars.

We raised over $2000 for our program and we had a lot of fun. So much so that we might even do it again … So if you missed out this time, keep an eye on your emails and the enews for the next one.

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Upcoming Trivia Night Saturday August 14th

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Tickets are $25.00 per household

Start time is 7.30pm. A Zoom link will be emailed to you at the end of the week.

Prizes include gift vouchers for great local businesses like Harris Farm, The Dinner Ladies and the Friendship Bakery as well as a magnum of white wine and a bottle of French Champagne.

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MEP Trivia Night Tickets

The MEP family-friendly virtual trivia night is up and running. Prizes are coming in with bottle shops and food delivery services being quick off the mark to support. Get in quick as we can only host 25 households.

https://rbscmep-payments.square.site/

The website is a bit clunky – make sure you’ve checked off everything you want before you check out. We will draw the raffle on the night.

day: Saturday August 14th

time: 7.30pm

location: your house

cost: $25.00 per household plus generous donation plus $10 per raffle ticket (unlimited numbers of tickets can be bought)

For those who buy a ticket to the event, a Zoom link will be emailed to you a couple of days before.

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Escape the Lockdown Blues

We are hosting a virtual Trivia Night on August 14th at 7.30pm to raise money and spirits.

A limited number of households will be able to attend due to the platform we are using, so keep an eye on your emails and on our Instagram for the link.

There will be prizes and raffle items including a generous gift voucher from those home delivery goddesses, the Dinner Ladies.

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Message from Sean Windsor, Rock Band Director

Hope everyone is well and coping with this latest lockdown ok.

Rock Band will be transitioning to our online format for the time being. We will be back to regular rehearsals asap, but in the meantime, we will be using Google Classroom to communicate and Zoom to have a weekly catch-up.

Each band has its own Classroom. You should either still be members of your class from last year, or you should have received an invite if you have changed bands or are new to the program this year. Please check your education emails and make sure you join your class right away. Keep an eye on your Classroom over the coming days, as we will be posting messages for you there. Remember to keep all interactions on Classroom appropriate and in line with the regular code of conduct for RBSC.

Bands will be given music to practice and assignments involving writing original songs and recording etc. Each band will have a short Zoom meeting each week, to check on the progress of these assignments. I will send out one Zoom link, which will be used for all the Zoom meetings. Students will need to join the meeting at their scheduled time (to be worked out via Google Classroom) and will be admitted into the meeting from the waiting room.

Students will need to be logged into Zoom using their education email. No personal accounts can be used and students attempting to join using a personal account will be asked to leave and login again with the correct account.

Please let me know if you have any questions. As I said, we will be posting info on your Classrooms in the coming days, so please make sure you check in there often.

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No MEP rehearsals 12th to 16th July

All MEP rehearsals to be postponed next week as we continue to work and learn from home.

Please keep an eye out for more communication as we will be monitoring the situation and Murray will send through another update next week.

Tutors may be able to give instrument tuition remotely, so please contact your child’s tutor to confirm whether or not individual instrument lessons will be held online.

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TIMMY TRUMPET SHOUT OUT

World famous DJ and trumpeter, Timmy Trumpet, has taken a moment from his busy schedule to send an encouraging message to our MEP students. Check out @rbscmepofficial

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Concert Success

Thanks to everyone who came to our concert series last week especially the Rose Bay SC teachers Mrs Archer, Ms Vine and Mr Shakobei, our conductors and tutors and our esteemed leaders, Murray Jackson and Sean Windsor.

Thanks to all the parents who helped on the night including Merran Hughes, Andrew Grogan and Erica Vorsay.

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