Bands and Ensembles

Blow Your Own Horn

Description

BYOH is the College’s beginner band which runs weekly throughout the academic year. BYOH is able to cater for a variety of instruments including trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, oboe, bassoon, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute as well as drums, piano/keyboard percussion, bass and auxiliary percussion.  BYOH is suitable for students from Year 4 onwards. In addition to the weekly rehearsal schedule, the BYOH Ensemble participates in many performance events throughout the year, with the main focuses being the annual mid-year concert, Christmas and Speech Day performances.

Coordinator and Contact:
Miss Jessica Hardie jessica.hardie@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Staff Musician – Mr David Thompson
Start Date:  February, Tuesday 14
Venue: Music Room
Time: 7.30-8.30am, weekly
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside school hours.
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year. This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes. Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: No limit.  No audition required. Years 4-12

Ellington Band

Description

Ellington Band is the College’s intermediate Big Band that runs weekly throughout the academic year. Ellington Band consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section (drums, piano, bass and guitar). Ellington Band is suitable for students with at least 2-3 years’ experience. In addition to the weekly rehearsal schedule, Ellington Band participates in many performance events throughout the year, with the focus being the annual mid-year concert, Christmas and Speech Day performances.   

Coordinator and Contact: Mr Brett Spokes – brett.spokes@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Weekly on Thursdays
Venue: Music Room
Time: 7.30-8.30am
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside of school hours.
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes.  Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: 18 (5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones and one each of guitar, drums, bass and piano).  No audition required.

Jazz Quintet

Description

Jazz Quintet is a Senior School jazz ensemble that requires competent improvisation skills from each of the musicians within the group. Jazz Quintet runs weekly throughout the academic year. The music played is predominantly jazz standards. The band performs throughout the year at assemblies, school events, the Eisteddfod and Jazz Festivals.

Coordinator and Contact: Mr Brett Spokes  brett.spokes@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Weekly on Tuesdays
Venue: Music Room
Time: Lunchtime
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside of school hours.
Communication: Auditions held for prospective new members at the beginning of each year.  Auditions are advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes.
Maximum Numbers: Drummer, Bassist, Guitarist, Pianist and Vocalist, and possibly saxophone and or trumpet and trombone. However, students are required to audition for suitability.  Senior School students.

Junior Strings

Description

Junior Strings Ensemble is open to anyone in the Junior School who plays violin, viola, cello or double bass. They rehearse weekly on a Friday morning and perform at various functions throughout the school year including assemblies and the Eisteddfod. They perform a variety of music arranged for beginner to intermediate string players.   

Coordinator and Contact: Ms Jessie Swan – jessie.swan@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Staff: Musician – Mrs Sonja Dionysius.
Start Date: Weekly on Fridays
Venue: Music Building, Rehearsal Room
Time: 7.30-8.30am
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes.  Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: No limit.  Junior School students.

Pops Orchestra

Description

Trinity Pops Orchestra is the College’s largest ensemble, consisting of around 30 musicians, which runs weekly throughout the academic year. Pops Orchestra performs a wide variety of music genres ranging from Les Miserable to Michael Jackson. The Pops Orchestra consists of a wide variety of instruments and is able to cater for trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, oboe, bassoon, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute, cello, violin, viola, double bass as well as drums, piano/keyboard percussion, electric bass and auxiliary percussion. Trinity Pops Orchestra is suitable for students with a minimum of 4 years’ experience on their chosen instrument. Entry to the Pops Orchestra is via an audition process where students are asked to play a piece of music from their repertoire. Successful candidates are then invited to join the ensemble. In addition to the weekly rehearsal schedule, the Pops Orchestra participates in many performance events throughout the year, with the focus being the annual mid-year concert, Christmas and Speech Day performances. Parents who play an instrument listed above are welcome to join the Pops Orchestra and participate in College and Community performances where possible.   

Coordinator and Contact: Mr Michelle Mordecai michelle.mordecai@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Weekly on Mondays
Venue: Music Room
Time: 7.30-8.30am
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside of school hours.
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes.  Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: Approximately 30, Senior School students.

Stage Band

Description

Stage Band is Trinity’s senior jazz ensemble that runs weekly throughout the academic year. The music is predominantly swing classics with some big band arrangements of pop and jazz favourites. The band performs throughout the year at assemblies, school events and the Eisteddfod.

Coordinator and Contact: Mr Brett Spokes – brett.spokes@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Weekly on Wednesdays
Venue: Music Room
Time: 7.30-8.30am
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside of school hours.
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes. Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: No limit of Senior School students, however, students are required to audition for suitability.

Rock Band/Soul Band

Description

Rock Band runs weekly throughout the academic year. Rock Band consists of instruments common to that genre and consists mainly of rhythm section instruments (drums, piano, bass and guitar) and vocals. Rock Band is suitable for students with at least 3-4 years’ experience on an instrument. In addition to the weekly rehearsal schedule, Rock Band participates in many performance events throughout the year, with the focus being the annual mid-year concert, and Christmas and Speech Day performances. At times, this group will expand to include a horn section (saxes, trumpet and/or trombone) in order to perform Soul music.   

Coordinator and Contact: Mrs Michelle Mordecai – michelle.mordecai@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Weekly on Thursdays
Venue: Music Room
Time: Lunchtime
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform and all black for performances outside of school hours
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes. Parents will be notified of up-coming events via a letter home.
Maximum Numbers: Senior School students (one each of drums, bass, keyboard and two guitars). Multiple vocalists can be catered for. Audition required.

Choir – Years 3-6 Albury

Description

Junior School choir is singing for enjoyment. All children from Years 3-6 are most welcome. The aim is to learn some very basic parts and harmonies to chosen songs. The choir will sing for school and community events such as Grandparents Day and the Eisteddfod.

Coordinator and Contact: Mrs Michelle Mordecai – michelle.mordecai@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Wednesday, 8 February
Venue: Music Room 2
Time: 11.10-11.45am (Friday lunchtime)
Cost: Nil
Uniform: School uniform
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of each year.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes.
Maximum Numbers: No limit. Years 3-6 students

Choir – Senior School

Description

Senior Choir runs weekly throughout the academic year.  It is open to any student in the Senior School who has a passion for singing.  The music varies from popular songs to hits from musicals.  The group is conducted by Ms Jessie Swan.  The choir performs throughout the year at assemblies, school events and the Eisteddfod.

Coordinator and Contact: Ms Jessie Swan – jessie.swan@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Start Date: Term 2
Venue: Music Room
Time: Lunchtime from Term 2
Cost: Nil
Uniform: Students practise and perform in their College uniform
Communication: Expression of interest meeting held at the beginning of Term 2.  This meeting is advertised through the College newsletter, daily messages, or information notes
Maximum Numbers: No limit.  Senior School students