The week in music

By Jared Furtado, Director of Music

ANZAC Day was commemorated in a number of different ways by our Music students. While you might have seen Will Fearn in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Virtual Choir, a number of music staff and students also marked the day by participating in the Music for Mateship program. 

The MSO has opened its doors to the public in the past month to engage singers from all around the world to record a part from their arrangement of Waltzing Matilda. Will decided to record the tenor part of the piece and is featured (in the yellow t-shirt) around the two minute mark of the virtual performance.

As part of the unique Music for Mateship program, Junior and Secondary School musicians and staff performed the Last Post on their instrument at the end of their driveways at 6am. They included Euan McQualter (Year 3), Seth Evans-Greenwood (Year 12), Frank and William Blakiston (family of Head of Junior School Music, Hayley Blakiston) and Head of Bands, Lauren McAlister.  Special thanks to Lauren for organising this fantastic initiative for our music community.

Through the airwaves, Music Captain Joel Dow and the Music Leaders this week also sent a message of hope for the whole community.