Generations in Jazz

Last weekend saw Carey travel to Mount Gambier to compete in the National Stage Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble awards at Generations in Jazz. This year’s festival involved 5500 students, including our Big Band, Conchords, Stage Band and Small Jazz Combo. Our students competed in their various divisions and performed superbly, with very pleasing rankings achieved by each group. Students also participated in workshops and concerts with truly inspiring musicians, including Kurt Elling, Liz Wright, Joey DeFrancesco and Rickey Woodard.

While the raw results do assist us to assess growth in these programs, perhaps the most powerful takeaway for students is a deeper understanding of the process of preparing high level performances. The momentum of this experience continues long after the event itself, and it is in this context that staff and students are able to evaluate, reflect and plan. The question ‘where to from here?’ is ever-present, and we look forward to revisiting this issue as a department in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events
Please note that the Autumn Jazz Concert advertised in the print calendar on Tuesday 21 May will not be going ahead. 

Term 2 Recital Night
Thursday 9 May, 5.00pm and 7.00pm

VCE Play
Monday 13 May – Tuesday 14 May

Autumn Music Camp
Saturday 18 May – Monday 20 May

IB/VCE Recitals
Tuesday 21 May, 5.00pm

IB Play
Thursday 23 – Friday 24 May

Autumn Bands Concert
Thursday 30 May, 7.00pm

JSK Piano Concert
Monday 3 June, 7.00pm

Poetry Evening
Thursday 6 June, 7.00pm

JSK Piccolo Canto Concert
Friday 7 June, 10.00am
Metcalfe Hall 

JSD Fiddlesticks Concert
Tuesday 11 June, 3.45pm
Donvale Hall 

Year 8 Production – Babes in the Wood
Wednesday 12 June, 6.30pm

JSK Winter Concert
Thursday 13 June, 7.00pm

JSD Sforzando Concert
Tuesday 18 June, 7.50am
Donvale Hall 

JSK Prep–Year 2 Concert
Wednesday 19 June, 2.30pm
Donvale Hall 

Middle School Musical – Matilda
Friday 21 – Thursday 27 June

Nick Mulder
Head of Performing Arts