MEP camp is go!

The Music Ensemble Program is heading to The Tops for a weekend of musical development and fun. We leave on Friday 1st June 4:00 pm and return on Sunday 3rd June at approximately 3:30 pm. Have fun!

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BayFest

The Music Ensemble Program hosts a fabulous one day free music festival in September in the school plaza. It’s a vibrant and popular community event that showcases each and every one of our bands and ensembles, and a great fundraiser for the school.

In 2017 BayFest welcomed over a 1000 people through the doors and showcased over 30 bands and ensembles. With an all-day music stage, table tennis, massages, tarot cards, environmental stall, gelati, coffee, burgers, vintage clothes and second-hand music stall, the day was a huge success topped off by a visit from special guest Lindy Morrison from the Go-Betweens.

In 2018 BayFest will be held on Sunday 16th September. SAVE THE DATE!

 

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New! Rock choir – starts tomorrow

The brand new Rose Bay rock choir is starting on Tuesday 13th of February from 1.05pm  (break 2) in the School Hall.

Rock band choir has a focus on indie sounds, music outside of the mainstream and innovative vocal arrangements. It is suitable for students of all musical abilities. Star performer and jazz singer, Cassy Darvall will lead the group. Cassy has taught at AIM, Australian Theatre for Young People as well as Bondi Beach Public School, and has both a theatrical and musical background.

Rock choir is a fun new MEP core ensemble that will complement and develop skills your young musician needs for any musical pursuit, especially rock band.

If your child nominated choir on their expression of interest or is still deciding on a core ensemble, send them along. Everyone is welcome to the first rehearsal in the MEP rehearsal space (near the uniform shop) in break 2 Tuesday February 13.

We eagerly await the mid year MEP concert to hear them perform.

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End of year concerts

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Bayfest 2017 roundup

On Sunday 17 September Rose Bay Secondary College literally rocked! Hundreds of people including students, parents, teachers, tutors, community members and rock stars came to our all-day music festival to enjoy the sunshine, the food, atmosphere, and the great music. Under the leadership of our MEP director Murray Jackson and our rock band tutors, David Power and Sean Windsor, over 140 students performed in 30 ensembles ranging from strings, concert bands, percussion ensembles to rock bands.

The MEP committee would like to thank all the people involved in making the day happen, especially parents Phil Moore, Elli Faktor, Sue Humberstone, Jaki Arthur and John Mikler; the SRC, especially the environment committee; and the amazing teachers at RBSC. A special shout out to Ms Cribb and Ms Cave who spent all day Sunday filming.

If you were there on the day, please post your pictures on our Facebook wall

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Photo credit Jess Nyugens.

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BAYFEST – SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Don’t forget to come to BayFest on Sunday 17th. It’s going to be bigger than ever with fantastic music from our amazing array of talented bands and ensembles, as well as delicious food, great stalls and Allpress coffee.

We also have prizes galore in our giant raffle including a highly-sought-after opportunity to work with an award-winning sound engineer in a recording studio worth $800. Lindy Morrison OAM, music educator and member of the seminal band, The Go-Betweens, will draw the raffle.

Entry is free. Sunday 17th September 11-4pm, The Plaza.

Follow us at @rbscbayfest for all updates and find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rbscmep/

See you there!

MUSIC ENSEMBLE PROGRAM

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BAYFEST SUNDAY 17th SEPT 11am – 4pm

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