Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mitcham Campus Sports Day

Friday 22nd September

All Pipe band students to meet at the start of lesson 5 (11:35am) in the band room.

Eat lunch and get changed. All students must be ready to play in band uniform by 12 noon.

The forecast for Friday is good but that may change. Bring full uniform including Jackets.

We need to be down on the Mitcham campus oval by 1pm.

We will play the Pageant set of tunes as practiced on Monday afternoon at band practice.

We should be back in the band room by 1:40pm ready to go to afternoon lessons.

Arrangements for Mitcham campus pipers will be confirmed at your lesson on Wednesday morning.

Mr Graham

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Founders Day - Friday 8th September

Pipe Band 


  • Meet in the band room at the start of Lesson 3 (10 am) to get changed into uniform and get tuned up.
  • Bring full uniform including jackets.
  • Hugh is the duty piper at the Mitcham campus (see Mr Graham for full details).
  • Ben U is the duty piper at the assembly.

  • The Mitcham campus procession starts at 11 am from the East Gate
  • Tunes for the march to the Chapel will be the Christmas Pageant 4/4 Set.
  • Watch Andreas for signals to move into and back from 2 files.
  • A guard of honour will then be formed outside the chapel. We will continue to play as required.
Highland Dancers 

  • Meet in the Band room during recess to get changed. 
  • You will be dancing the Lilt, after the pipe band has played Journey to Skye. 
  • Arrangements as discussed with Miss Leonie on Wednesday

Inside Chapel 
  • March in playing Scotland the Brave and Rowantree with drummers leading. The formation at the front will be the same as we used for the Ceilidh. Pipers turn to face audience at the end of Scotland the Brave and then halt.
  • Journey to Skye - Ben U solo, Mr Graham conducting.
  • Dancers join us for the Lilt (9/8's as per Colours assembly). 
  • Start marching on the repeat of the 1st part of the 2nd tune.
Jonno will be the Duty piper for the Old Collegians reception in the Drawing room / Barr Smith .

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 6

Wednesday - Mini band at Mitcham Campus - Full uniform

Mr Graham, Ben U, Chloe, Rhys, Jeremy, Cassie and Andreas.

  • Start of lesson 6 - Meet in Band room to have lunch, get changed and tune up.
  • 1:20pm - Head down to the Mitcham Campus for our performance.
  • Tunes - Jacobites set (3 tunes) and Amazing Grace.

You should be back in class during lesson 7.

Thursday 7:30am

Principal's Breakfast - Solo Piper (Oscar) in the Rose Garden / Drawing Room area.

Playing for guests arriving from 7:40am - 8am.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colours Assembly

All students should meet in the Caledonian rooms during recess to get changed into Band / Dancing uniforms.  Do not be late!

We will use all of lesson 4 to tune the band and run through the lilt with the Dancers.
Drummers will have time to run through the drum salute while the Pipe Corps is tuning up.

Running order / drill


  • Oscar is duty Piper and he will pipe in /out the stage party.
  • We are on at the start of the assembly approx 11:45am but we need to be ready to go at 11:40am.
  • The Drum salute is first up. Drummers march to the front of the Chapel to the tap. Jeremy leading one side and Trent leading the other side. Bass section down the centre as usual. When in position play the drum salute.
  • Towards the end of the Drum salute, Pipers and dancers make their way to the front of the Chapel. March into position once the drum salute has ended.
  • Play the 9/8's (Battle of the Somme & Heather Grant) for the lilt.
  • Exit to 3/4's (Bloody Fields of Flanders set)

  • Colours will be awarded after the Principal's awards have been completed.  
  • We will probably only have about 2 - 3 minutes to put instruments down and line up.
  • Jonno will have the line up order. It is important that you are in the correct order, otherwise you will not be awarded the correct certificate.
  • Student receiving colours have been emailed.

After the presentation of awards all students other than Oscar should return to the Caledonian rooms to get changed back into winter uniform. 
All uniforms must be hung up before you leave to go for lunch.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Busy next few weeks

The next few weeks will be a little busier for the Corps as we move into the second half of Term 3. Below are a few dates for your diary.

Week 5

  • Friday 25th August is the Caledonian Colours Assembly 

Week 6
  • Wednesday 30th August - Mini Band - Mitcham Campus Assembly
  • Thursday 31st August - Solo piper 7:30am - Principal's Breakfast function
Week 7
  • Friday 8th September - Founders Day
Week 9 
  • Friday 22nd September - Mitcham Campus sports day - This will be the first engagement for    some of our newer players.
If you would like any further information about any of the engagements listed above, please speak to Mr Graham.

Updated lesson timetable - piping

Jonno is back with us after his time in Scotland, so it’s time for a new timetable for piping lessons.

This is the lesson timetable which we will use for the remainder of this term.

Lesson
Monday (Jonno)
Tuesday (Mr Graham)
Wednesday (Mr Graham)
Thursday (Mr Graham)
Thursday (Mr Massie)
Friday (Jonno)
1


Nicholas & Oliver



2
Ella
Charlie
Saffron & Isabella

Max 
3
Mary




Ben H
4
Ben U
Sophia


Oscar
Maintenance
5
Will P
Sam

Chloe

Assembly / Staff
6
Andrew




Uly
7
Rhys




Lucy
8
Jeremy & Brendan




Hugh

See you all tomorrow afternoon at band.

Thanks

Mr Graham

Monday, August 14, 2017

Highland Dancing lessons cancelled this week

Miss Leonie will not be in school this week so all Highland dancing lessons have been cancelled for both the Mitcham and Torrens Park campus dancers.

Normal lessons will resume in week 5.

Thanks

Mr Graham

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome back for Semester 2

Hopefully everybody is well rested and refreshed, ready for a busy Semester 2.

Band practice resumes as normal on Monday after school with all lessons commencing this week.

Jonno is with us this Monday, but then travels to Scotland to compete in the Scottish Pipe Band Championships next weekend and the World Pipe Band Championships in a few weeks time. We wish Jonno well on his travels and hope that he is and his band are successful.

The timetable for piping lessons is listed below. This covers only the first 4 weeks of term while Jonno is away.

Drumming and dancing timetables will follow shortly.


Week 1
Lesson
Monday  (Jonno)
Tuesday   
(Mr Graham)
Wednesday       (Mr Graham)
Thursday        (Mr Graham)
Thursday  
(Mr Massie)
Friday     
(Mr Graham)
1


Nicholas & Oliver



2
Will P, Oscar
Charlie
Saffron & Isabella


3
Ella, Lucy, Uly





4
Hugh, Sam



 Oscar

5
Max, Ben H




Assembly
6
Ben U, Andrew
Sophia




7
Rhys, Chloe, Mary





8
Jeremy, Brendan





Week 2,3 & 4
Lesson
Monday  
(Mr Graham)
Tuesday   
(Mr Graham)
Wednesday       (Mr Graham)
Thursday        (Mr Graham)
Thursday  
(Mr Massie)
Friday     
(Mr Graham)
1


Nicholas & Oliver


Uly & Lucy
2

Charlie & Sam
Saffron & Isabella


3






4

Will & Ella

Chloe & Rhys
Oscar & Hugh

5

Max & Ben H

Ben U & Andrew

Assembly
6

Sophia & Mary




7






8
Jeremy & Brendan