Here we are at the end of the term already...
Despite it being a challenging term, our young musicians have continued to step up in many aspects of their musical education.
Instrumental music lessons continue to be a hive of activity and productivity around campus, and curriculum classes are buzzing with melodies, harmonies and beats - most of them sounding very good!
Over the holidays, Year 7 and 8 students are practicing their instruments every day, the Year 9 and 10 music classes are preparing for solo performances and composition assessments, and our NCEA music students are looking for inspiration for songwriting, as well as practicing for their solo performance assessments. The key to success in music is daily practice.
I am excited that Term 2 will see the re-establishment of our college concert band, as well as the recommencement of our combined choir with Marist College. Let's hope the orange light changes in our favour for these and other ensembles to take place.
A big shout out to our Year 10 music students who have been setting up the sound system for our outside assemblies every morning. These young men have shown commitment and strong leadership this term, often being at school waiting bright and early to do this essential service to our college. Thank you, young men for stepping in and making this happen.
I wish you all a safe and happy Easter and school holidays. May your homes be filled with joy, laughter and music.