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The Friends of Music are a very active group of parents who provide support to the Music Program at St Andrew's. Meetings will be held twice per term usually* in Weeks 3 and 7 on Tuesday evenings at 6.00pm in I16 (Music Room). Becoming a part of the Friends of Music is easy - just email the Friends of Music. It is a fantastic way to become involved in College life, meet others and support the ever-growing Music Department, its staff and students, in achieving great results in music.

Meetings for Term One 2017

  • Tuesday 31 January at 6pm in the I16 Music Room
  • Tuesday 7 March at 6pm in the I16 Music Room

*sometimes meetings do not occur in weeks 3 and 7 depending upon other events in the College Calendar

St Andrew's Anglican College Friends of Music Mission Statement

The Friends of Music of St Andrews aim to support the staff and students of the Music Department through:

  1. Actively promoting the vision of music at St Andrew's
    The vision of Music at St Andrew’s is one of fun, engaged life-long learning of music.
     
  2. Fundraising to assist students and their families to attend Music Tours and camps
    A proportion of money raised each year will be directed to help cover the overall cost of tours and camps and assist in bringing a discount to all families who engage in these activities.
     
  3. Fundraising to assist student access to co-curricular music
    A proportion of money raised each year will be directed into financial assistance to help cover the overall cost of instrument hire and instrumental music lessons.
     
  4. Fundraising to assist with the purchase of major capital expenses
    A proportion of money raised each year will be directed towards the purchase of major capital items.  In the past this has included instruments, honour boards etc.
     
  5. Assist with Community Engagement
    Each year the music department provide a number of musical experiences to the local and wider community. This may include ANZAC services or performances at local nursing homes. Often the Friends of Music group assist either behind the scenes or on the day.
     
  6. Represent Music at various events
    Throughout the year there are a number of events that require public representation by the Friends of Music. These include the annual Meet the Principal function held early in the year, the College Fair held in May, as well as meetings twice per term.

There are a number of ways that members of our College community can support St Andrew’s Music. One of the easiest for many is to simply come along and enjoy some of the many events and performances that the Music Department has throughout the year. This is not only a great way to publicly show your support, but it is also a wonderful experience for our students to engage with a live audience. These events can easily be found through our Music Events page and if you require further information then please contact the Music Office.
It is with extreme thanks and excitement that we announce to the community the gift of a brand new Yamaha Grand Piano to St. Andrew’s Anglican College. This generous gift has been donated by one of our current families and the College is very thankful for the support of this family in this way. The impact of this gift for our students and department will be large. The Piano is a Yamaha C2x Chrome Special Edition valued at $30,000. There is only one of these in Queensland and it is certainly a very special instrument. 

Recently we received a generous donation of $5000 from the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation which has enabled our Music Department to purchase some much needed instruments for the Instrumental Music Program.  These are in the hands of excited students who are extending their passion for Music and can not thank the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation enough for their generosity.

 

Poochies @ Peregian is an annual event held here at the College. Bringing together our College Community (especially our four legged kind) this event helps raise awareness about dog behaviours as well as supporting the Smart Pups Charity. The Smart Pups are task/specific Assistance Dogs trained to improve the quality of life for children with Autism and Seizure related syndromes. As well as unconditional love, the dogs provide increased independence for the children and much needed help to their families. St Andrew’s is a proud supporter of the Smart Pups organisation and we sponsor our own pup Darius here at the College. Proceeds from this day will be directed to this organisation as well as through to our Friends of Music parent support group to assist them with their fundraising ventures.
2014 saw the addition of Music specific lockers to the ever/growing music department. The 'Donate a Locker" program is designed to allow families an opportunity to financially contribute to the Music department. Donations of $150 or more will allow a family plaque to be placed on a locker showing the financial support of the family. i.e. Thank you to the Jones family for their generous support of St Andrew’s Music. Proceeds from this program will be directed to our Friends of Music parent support group to assist them with their fundraising ventures.
Many of you may have first-hand experience of buying educational resources for your students and within a short time these resources have been used and often forgotten about. In some instances, these resources may be kept for siblings or as is often is the case, thrown into a box and forgotten about. Our Friends of Music parent support group has initiated a program within the College called “St Andrew’s Music Exchange”. Essentially, if you have some used resources or instruments then these can be donated to the Exchange via the Music Office. A list of items available is in the document below. Families can browse the items available at any time and requests can then be made through to the Exchange via Friends of Music (fom@saac.qld.edu.au ). We hope that this will allow more access to relevant resources for our families for what can be a costly venture depending on the pace of your child’s studies.

Music Exchange Available Resources

 

News & Events


Mon, 03 Jul 2017 (All day) to Tue, 04 Jul 2017 (All day)
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm


Mon, 10 Jul 2017 (All day) to Fri, 15 Sep 2017 (All day)
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 -
8:00am to 8:30am

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 -
3:15pm to 5:15pm

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 (All day)
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 -
3:15pm to 5:00pm


Fri, 14 Jul 2017 (All day) to Sun, 16 Jul 2017 (All day)
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 -
10:00am to 10:40am