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

Performing Arts

As another busy term comes to a close, we again reflect on our very busy Performing Arts calendar and the inherent value of each of the items in there. As a staff team, the way we determine value is always framed around the question of "what's in the best interests of the boys' education?"

We are not interested in populating a calendar full of events just for the sake of having another concert or staging another show. We are interested in the critical items that have a direct impact on our core business, our boys' education within a performing arts context.

In music, we are beginning to re-align our performance calendar with real life, real world performances – actually doing a gig as it were. There will still be the ubiquitous school concerts where appropriate; however families will start to see an increase in real world gigs.

One such unique learning experience has just occurred with Jazz P, one of our small jazz combo ensembles providing the first part of the entertainment for the Scotch Parents' Ball. This coming weekend, our Senior String musicians, along with soloists, Jazz P, the Drumline, Pipe Band and the Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the National Rotary Conference, which is being hosted by the College. What fantastic learning experiences these are for our students.

Hot off the press is the news that we will be hosting world renowned classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan and his wife – cellist Sharon – for a public concert and series of workshops in May. Save the date for Wednesday 29 May, with an intimate public concert in the newly refurbished PC Anderson Memorial Chapel.

Music Tuition enrolments

This is the final week that we will be receiving enrolments for Music Tuition commencing in Autumn Term. Visit to complete the online enrolment form or contact Scotch Music Administration on 9383 6842.

Upcoming Performing Arts events

Thursday 4 April through Saturday 6 April: Worry Warts drama production

Friday 5 April: 2019 National Rotary Conference – various music ensembles

Saturday 6 April: 2019 National Rotary Conference – various music ensembles

Wednesday 10 April: Summer Music Soirée (JS and MS music soloists)

Friday 12 April: selected Year 12 Drama students present their monologues at the SS assembly

Mr Scott Loveday
Head of Performing Arts