The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

The Scotch Music Instrument Return Amnesty

Over the past few weeks, the Scotch Music team have been busily stocktaking the College's instrument collection, which is one massive task given that our last full stocktake was completed many, many years ago.

What we have discovered is that many of our instruments still seem to have homes away from home: that is, they are probably in a cupboard or under a bed somewhere in one of the nearby suburbs!

Our music programme is growing, and with the success of our Year Six Band programme, we need all the instruments we can get our hands on.

Do you have a Scotch College instrument hiding somewhere at your place? Do you know someone who does? Over the coming two weeks, we are asking all current and past Scotch College community members to have a look in their storage cupboards, under their children's beds, in the garage, in the attic, wherever an old instrument might be stored. If there is one there, we will happily take it back, no questions asked. You might find a clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, flute, violin or viola, maybe even a percussion kit which looks like a strange shaped suitcase on wheels. If you find something, please drop it off to Scotch College Music Administration, located in the Senior Music building.

Note: students currently using a Scotch College instrument for their school studies should keep theirs at home! Do not return this one!

Mr Scott Loveday
Head of Performing Arts