Posted April 5th, 2014 by Jason N
So I’ve now returned from a three day strings music camp. It was a lot of fun, although quite tiring once you’ve been rehearsing for more than a couple of hours. We had a good guest conductor, who used to go to GWSC as well. We played three pieces: Allegro from Sinfonia No. 6 in G Minor by J. C. Bach, Orientale (Op. 15, No. 2) by Alexander Glazunov and four of the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók. We’re going to be playing these pieces for the VSMF later in the year, which is the reason behind us going to this camp.
We also had a trivia night and challenge, in which we had to answer music related questions (the trivia) and perform a recreation of a famous movie scene (the challenge). It was an interesting experience, and my group came 5th, which is not a bad effort at all.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: bartok, concert strings, glazunov, j.c. bach, music, music camp, stephen chin, strings, VSMF
Posted December 12th, 2013 by Jason N
So this week I’ve been rehearsing for the school Presentation Night. Concert Strings has one performance alongside the Latin Jazz Ensemble (in which we can’t really be heard, annoyingly) and three pieces (though one is Advance Australia Fair) as part of the GWSC Orchestra. The pieces are pretty good, especially the one we’re playing with the Latin Jazz Ensemble, thanks to some good synth samples (and bubbly noises) on the keyboard and an electronic drum kit. (Although it still doesn’t change the fact that it’s damn hard to hear us.)
Apparently, I’m getting three awards this year on Presentation Night; one Academic Excellence, one KLDYS program award and one maths related one (maths something-or-rather) which I’m not too sure about. Ms Alway called to tell me there’d been a glitch and the letter I’d been sent said I’d won only the Academic Excellence award and the other two had been sent to the wrong Jason. Some poor person received a letter saying that they’d won two awards only to be informed it was a mistake.
The spam comments are commencing their flow into the website… Seemed a little quiet lately. Things are returning to normal.Comments: none yet | Filed under: school | Tagged: awards, GWSC, kldys, presentation night, strings