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Term 3 information

Monday July 24 2017 - Rehearsals commence

Monday September 18 - Final rehearsal

NB No rehearsal Mon, Aug 21


Term 4 information

Monday October 9 - Rehearsals commence

Sunday, November 19 - Concert (NB 12noon rehearsal,3pm concert)

Monday November 20 - video-recording session duringnormal rehearsal time

Monday November 27 - End of year party and watch video of recording from previous week. 


Newcastle Strings

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Newcastle Strings consists of three string ensembles, two for primary school string players (Junior and Intermediate Strings ) and one for secondary school students (Senior Strings).

Each ensemble rehearse on Monday afternoons during term time (4:00-5:00 junior & intermediate/ 5:00-6:15 senior) at Merewether Highschool. 

Outstanding primary students will be invited to play in the Senior Newcastle Strings providing they also play in Intermediate Strings.


Over the year the ensembles will work on 2 programs, have several performance opportunities and participate in a day workshop. 


Children will be placed in the appropriate ensembles according to their standard of playing. As a guide, the minimum level of achievement for the Newcastle Senior Strings  is AMEB grade 4 or Colourstrings book E or equivalent. Students learn valuable ensemble skills such as listening, leading, harmonizing, holding a part and following a conductor. Students are also given the opportunity to work on their parts in separate sectionals led by specialists in their instrument.