From the Music Department

From the Music Department

Ms Fiona Turner
Music Coordinator

The Tale of the Fire Phoenix

In Week 10 of Term 2, a small group of musicians from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra visited SAC to perform for and with the Year 2 and Year 3 students. The performance of The Tale of the Fire Phoenix, written by educator, composer and performer Zhao Liang, delved into the world of Ancient Chinese mythology and introduced students to the Guzheng, a core ancestral Chinese instrument. During their Music lessons during the term, the Year 2 and 3 classes also explored orchestra instruments and learnt movement and body percussion parts to accompany the Orchestra, with their Music teacher Ms Madeleine Binney. They also created artwork to accompany the music.

Students’ Reflections:

When I heard the music played live, I felt happy. I was also proud that I worked hard to learn the songs and actions in my Music lessons.Allie, 2SC

It was very nice of the Orchestra to play for us – we are so lucky!” Alexia, 2SC

The Orchestra had all types of different instruments and I liked how they played high and low notes. They sounded really good together.” Devanshi, 2SC

It was interesting how the instruments of the orchestra told the story of the Fire Phoenix.” Isabelle, 2SC

Year 2 and 3 classes moving and dancing to the rhythm of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra!
Year 2-3 Fire Phoenix Art Work & Zhao Liang with the Guzheng

SAC Senior Rock Band ‘Why not?’

During the Term 2 holidays, the Senior Rock Band, Why Not? spent a day in the Chapel Lane studios, recording three tracks – two originals, written by members of the band, and one cover song. It was a fantastic experience for the band, who have come together this year. Their songs will soon be released on Spotify, so stay tuned!

Semester 2 Immersion Programs

There was great excitement in the Music Department in Week 1, with the arrival of the instruments for the Year 4 Woodwind and Brass Immersion Program and the Semester 2 Year 7 Band Program. Students have now begun their lessons and we look forward to seeing and hearing their musical development over the coming months.

Year 7 Woodwind and Brass Immersion Program

Spring Concert 2022

The SAC Music Department is excited to announce that that the 2022 Spring Concert will once again be held at the Adelaide Town Hall, on Friday, September 9. The concert will feature a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, from the Primary and Secondary schools, and will also showcase the work of several of our Stage 2 Music students. We are all really looking forward to sharing the talents of all our students in such a wonderful venue!

Ms Fiona Turner
Music Coordinator