Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Assembly performance Week 4

Students involved should meet in the band room at the start of recess on Friday to get changed. We are on at the very start of the Assembly so we will use lesson 4 for tuning and to have a couple of practice runs.

Set list

March on playing Leaving Liverpool and Prince Charlie (4/4's)

An Dro and Jigs

March out playing Bloody Fields of Flanders

Students playing

Pipers - Will, Ben U, Oscar, Hugh, Andrew, Sam S, Uly, Rhys, Max S
Bass Section - Tess, Cassie, Savannah, Hope & Charlie RK (Bass)
Snare Section - Jeremy, Trent, Nick B, Ben C, Bianca, Clodagh

Uniform requirement

Friday is forecast to be 33C. We will not wear Jackets, waistcoats only.
Please ensure that you have a short sleeve shirt.

Please note that this will be a band only performance.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bring full band uniform to practice on Monday

Bring your full uniform to band practice on Monday 19th February. We need to check that it still fits you before we go into busy period of performances starting in late February. Please ensure that you have cleaned your uniform as it may be passed on to another student.

Mr Graham

Friday, February 2, 2018

Update on Piping and Highland Dancing lessons

Update on Piping lessons


Lesson times for pipers should now appear on SEQTA for students to view. 

Please note that Jonno will not be in school this Monday and lessons scheduled for Monday have been moved to Wednesday for this week only.

Jonno
Monday Thursday
1   Lucy  S (JS)
2 Brendan  Sam / Oscar 
3    
4 Nicholas  Rhys  
5 Will P / Jeremy  Ben U/ Uly
6 Sophia  Lucy K
7 Max S Andrew  / Hugh
8 Oliver   

Mr Graham

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 Sophie S (JS) Max N (JS)   Isabella 
2 Chloe S Izac     
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
8     Ethan  

Update on Highland Dancing lessons

Torrens Park dancers please meet Miss Leonie at recess in the Caledonian rooms.

Mitcham Campus dancers have been asked to meet Miss Leonie in the Mitcham Baptist Church hall at the start of lunch time on Wednesday. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Welcome back for 2018

Caledonian 2018

Welcome back to the Caledonian Corps for the new school year. Term 1 as always is a busy time for the corps. Please take a moment to check through our engagements listed in our diary section.

Lessons

Lessons will recommence at the start of week 2.

  • Pipers - Lessons will be taken by either Mr Graham or Jonno (Monday or Thursday). The timetable will be posted shortly. 
  • Drummers - Greg will meet with the drummers at band practice on Monday 5th Feb and the lesson timetable will be issued after this.
  • Highland Dance - Lessons will recommence on Wednesday of week 2 with Miss Leonie. Watch this space for more details in the next few days.

Band Practice

Our first band practice will be on Monday of week 2 (5th February). Please remember that band practice runs from 3:30pm -5:30pm every Monday afternoon. If you are not able to attend for any reason, please ensure that you let Mr Graham know in advance.



Monday, December 18, 2017

See you in 2018!

On behalf of all of the Caledonian staff, thank you to the students within the Pipe band and Highland Dance Corps for your efforts this year. 
Have a safe and happy Christmas. See you in 2018.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Uniform update for Middle school end of Year Ceremony

The forecast temperature is 36 degrees for tomorrow. 

Due to this we will not be wearing Jackets.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Final week of 2017

Monday 11th December - Mitcham Campus End of Year Service  9am

Duty pipers Ella & Uly - Meet in band room, dressed in uniform at 8:30am

Dancers to meet Miss Leonie outside the Chapel after walking up with your classes.

Dancers - Aleisha B, Amy W, Charlotte R, Mickey S, Issy

Mr Graham / Mr Massie to set up pipes.

Monday 11th December - Mitcham Campus Farewell to Mr McKenzie

Ben U to play on Kalawar lawns for approximately 15mins - from 10:15am depending on finishing time for MC End of year service.

The band room will be open and either Mr Graham or Mr Massie will be able to assist with tuning if required.

Tuesday 12th December - Middle School End of Year Service - Full Band and MS Dancers

Rhys is the duty piper.

Band to meet in the band room at 8:45 am - Come to school in band uniform / dance costume.

Year 10 students - go to the Lecture Theatre for your meeting with Ms Hanel and then come straight to the band room. 

You will not have time to get changed before we play. 

Band to play outside the chapel from 9:30am as guests arrive.

Dancers to meet Miss Leonie in Band room at 9:20am

Inside the chapel

MS Dancers - Highland Fling - Pipers Uly & Ella

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Speech Night - Thursday 7th December

The full band need to meet in band room by 5:30pm.  

We will be doing pizza before the tuning up - any dietary requested must be confirmed by Tuesday am with Mr Graham.

This is a formal occasion so we will be wearing our Jackets.

The band will be playing outside the chapel from 6:45pm for approximately 30 minutes for the arrival of guest, students and staff.

Will P is the duty piper and he will pipe in the platform party prior to the entry of the Governor.

We will be finished by 7:30pm and all students should be collected from the band room by this time. 

Mr Graham and Mr Massie will pipe out Year 12 students and staff members and the conclusion of the evening. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Busy final two weeks

The final two weeks of the year will be busy and we need to know what is on and when!

Sunday 3rd December - Carols by the Creek

This information has already been posted. Please check that post for details.

Wednesday 6th December - Boarders High Tea - Solo Piper (Oscar)

Details have been sent to Oscar via email.

Thursday 7th December - Speech Night - Full band 

Band to meet in band room at 5:30pm.  Full uniform including jacket.

We will be doing pizza before the tuning up.

The full band will play outside the chapel for the arrival of guest, students and staff.
We will be finished by 7:30pm.
Students should be collected from the band room around 7:30pm

Monday 11th December - Mitcham Campus End of Year Service  9am

Duty pipers Ella & Uly - Meet in band room, dressed in uniform at 8:30am

Dancers to meet Miss Leonie - time to be confirmed.

Small group of MC dancers (After school class) to dance the Highland Fling - Ella & Uly to pipe

Mr Graham / Mr Massie to set up pipes.

Monday 11th December - Mitcham Campus Farewell to Mr McKenzie

Solo piper (to be confirmed) to play on Kalawar lawns for approximately 15mins - from 10:15am depending on finishing time for MC End of year service.

Tuesday 12th December - Middle School End of Year Service - Full Band and MS Dancers

Rhys is the duty piper.

Band to meet in the band room at 8:45 am - Come to school in band uniform /  dance costume.

You will not have time to get changed before we play. 

Band to play outside the chapel from 9:30am as guests arrive.

Dancers to meet Miss Leonie in Band room time to be confirmed.

Inside the chapel

MS Dancers - Highland Fling - Pipers Uly & Ella

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday 3rd December - Carols by the Creek

The Pipe band are to meet behind the main stage in the Solider's Memorial Gardens at 7:30pm

We are scheduled to play at 8:40pm and should be finished by 9pm.

Greg will transport all drums using the college van. 

At this stage the weather forecast is relatively cool, but that may change.

Uniform will once again be waistcoats and not jackets (watch for updates if the weather gets very cold!).

Please note that due to restricted space on the stage, we will not have our full band playing. The students listed below will be performing on the evening. 

Pipers Drummers
Oscar Nick B
Rhys Charlie M
Ben H Nick P
Lucy Trent
Will P Tess 
Uly Savannah
Sam S Cassie
Ella Ashleigh
Chloe S Bianca
Max S
Hugh


Tune list
  • March on to Jacobites set
  • Journey to Skye on stage
  • March off to Scotland the Brave set

Parents need to collect students at the end. No student should leave without signing out.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Band Practice cancelled - Monday 27th November

Due to a combination of staffing illness and availability, band practice this coming Monday has been cancelled.

Mr Graham & Mr Massie

Norwood Pageant route map


Monday, November 20, 2017

Norwood Christmas Pageant - Saturday 25th November

The Credit Union Pageant was a great success again this year. Well done to everyone who was involved.

The next big event is the Norwood Pageant. It commences at the corner of Woods Street and the Parade (outside the Norwood Oval), continues east up the Parade before turning north into Queen Street.  It ends at the corner of Beulah Road and Queen Street. It commences at 10 am.

This year we are number 15 in the Pageant - an early start and an early finish!

Dancers:
Meet at the  Norwood Football Club car park on Woods Street/Norwood Parade no later than 9:00 am. When you arrive meet Miss Leonie and sign in.

Band Members:
Meet at the  Norwood Football Club car park on Woods Street/Norwood Parade no later than 8:45 am.  Greg will already be there with the van loaded with drums. Pipers arrive with your pipes but leave your cases in the car.  As with the Credit Union pageant last week, ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY.

BAND UNIFORM IS WAISTCOATS AND NOT JACKETS.

Dancing uniform is the same as last week at the Credit Union Pageant.


The Pageant starts at the Norwood Football Ground (Woods Street) at 10 am.  We will be finished by 10.30 am.

At the end of the pageant we will disband (and meet parents) at the corner of George Street and Beulah Road. All students must sign out before leaving.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Positions for Pageant massed band

Band members, please see the formation below and ensure that you know who you are standing next to.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Credit Union Christmas Pageant - Saturday 18th November

This Saturday coming is the Christmas pageant.

If you have not already completed Care Monkey this needs to be completed as a matter of urgency.

Given the nature of the Pageant we expect to meet almost everyone at the site between 7:30 am and 8am.  

Some people will need to be on the bus and they MUST give their names to Mr Graham by Tuesday 14th so that we can balance seats. 

The long-range forecast for Saturday 18th is 26 degrees - this should be good and certainly much more comfortable than last weekend.  

Regardless of the weather the band is marching in our waist-coasts and NOT our formal long sleeved jackets.  

Miss Leonie will confirm instructions about dancing attire with students on Wednesday of this week.
Dancers please ensure that your hair is in a bun or braids.
Footwear - Black school shoes or lace up shoes.


  • Do not bring anything with you that you can not carry on the march.               
  • DO NOT bring pipe cases, spare clothing for afterwards..........               
  • If you bring it : you carry it or you lose it! 


All students should apply Sunscreen before they leave home

Water will be available on the day at the start and at the end of the pageant so do NOT bring any that you can't throw away.
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Please note that the times are important.  There is no scope for waiting for people. 
7:00  Opening of band room.
         Everyone for the bus must arrive fully dressed.
7:20  Bus and van (for drums) leaves Scotch
7:30   Leonie to check in with the Pageant Coordinator at our site.
8:00  All band and dancers to meet Leonie and band members at the clearly marked band areas on the corner of South Terrace and Peacock Road.  When you arrive sign the roll. 
   
9:00  We take up our position on the street: little chance for tuning after this. We will be in a security area and no latecomers will have admittance - Parents are not allowed into the security area.

9:30  Pageant starts and we are at the very start!
       
Tunes in order will be:

  •  4/4's    Leaving Liverpool / Prince Charlie  (x2)
  •  Drumming interlude           
  • 4/4's     Scotland the Brave / Rowantree (x2)                          
  • Drumming interlude          
  •  4/4's     Jacobites  / Killiekrankie (x2)
  • Drumming interlude           
  • Keep repeating this


10: 30    Finish on North Terrace.
              All students need to be collected from the Torrens Parade Grounds.
              Mr Bennett is supplying us with a special treat at the end!
              Be picked up asap - we can not wait till the Pageant is finished for you to be collected as                     we need to move the bus out of the city centre.

11.30  Back at Scotch
           Students on the bus need to be collected asap

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Remembrance day - Update

Pipers - Hugh, Will P, Oscar, Ben U, Uly, Rhys, Sam S, Andrew
Drummers - Jeremy, Ben C, Bianca, Nick B, Ashleigh, Cassie, Tess, Hope, Savannah

Can I remind you that you need to ensure that you have collected your uniform from the band room today.

Drummers – check email from Greg please

Pipers – Ensure that you take your pipes home with you tonight.

All – Ensure that you have put sun screen on before you leave home. It will be warm!

Remember that we are meeting in the main car park at 9:15am up at Centennial park as per the previous post.

Uniform – Full uniform without Jackets.

See you tomorrow!

Mr Graham

Monday, November 6, 2017

Remembrance Day - Saturday 11th November

The Pipe Band will play at Centennial Park this Saturday for Remembrance day.

Not all band students are playing at this event. If you are unsure of your involvement, please speak to Mr Graham.

We are meeting at 9:15 am in the main chapel car park at Centennial Park, adjacent to the chapel (see map below). Please enter from Goodwood road.

The weather forecast is currently for 33C, so we will play in waistcoats.

Drummers please ensure that your drums are packed up on Thursday after your lesson and left on the stage in the band room.

We will have sunscreen, however it would be a good idea to ensure that you put this on before you leave home.

Water will be provided for us after we have played. A light buffet will also be served at the completion of the service.

Students should be collected from Centennial Park at the completion of the service (between 11:15am and 11:45am). 

Please also ensure that you have completed your Care Monkey notification. You should receive this tomorrow (Tuesday), if you have not already.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Final Year 12 Assembly

Pipe band to meet in the Caledonian rooms at the start of assembly time. Please ask to leave class 5 minutes before the end of lesson 4 so that you are all up in the band room on time.

Please ensure that you have your full uniform, including jackets. We will make a call about jackets on the day.

We are scheduled to play at the very end of the assembly.

  1. Drum Salute
  2. The Gael
  3. Will ye no / Nae awa  into Scotland the Brave to leave
We have a duty drummer for the day. Max S will need to be dressed and ready to go for the start of the assembly. You will need to get changed into band uniform during recess.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Piping lesson timetable

Welcome back for Term 4

I hope that you have all enjoyed a restful break. A reminder that we are straight back into practice tomorrow and all lessons will also start tomorrow. Please check your lesson times and ensure that you are on time and bring the correct equipment (Pipes, practice chanter & music)!

We have a very busy term with our first engagement at the end of week 2, so it is important that we have full attendance from band students at practice tomorrow evening.

Lesson / Day
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Tutor
Jonno
Mr Graham
Mr Graham
Mr Graham
Mr Graham
Mr Massie
Mr Graham
Jonno
1
New Junior School learners
Nicholas
2
Ben H
Ella
Ben U & Will
3
Lucy & Rhys
Brendan
4
Max
Saffron
Oscar & Hugh
Maintenance
5
Mary
Chloe
Sophia
Assembly / Staff
6
Uly
Charlie
7
Jeremy
Andrew & Sam
8
Oliver
Ethan
Isabella