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Notes  24 March 2018

Notice for all pupils and parents of the George St Centre


Saturday, April 7th is the last for this term and we will be sharing the progress of our ensembles and orchestras in two short concerts to be held in the George St School Hall.

At 10am in the hall there will be performances from the Symphonic Band and the Training Orchestra. These last groups will go to their rehearsal as usual (9:40) and then be seated in the hall at 10am. This concert ends around 10:30.

At 11:30 am, the Junior Symphonia, Recorder Consort, Guitar Ensemble and Community Orchestra will present items. This concert should be over by 12:30pm.

Everyone is invited to be part of the audience at no cost.

Most classes will continue as normal. Any other changes will be notified by individual teachers.

A reminder please for those driving inside the school grounds that all pedestrians need to feel safe. A speed of  no more than 10kph is usual in such spaces.

We thank everyone for their efforts this term and wish all our pupils a relaxing holiday in April.

We welcome you all back for Term Two on Saturday, May 5th.


Stephanie Hobbs, Co-ordinator                                        Aart Brusse, Musical Director                                                                                        

03 4772296                                                                           03 4544929


Notes 28 January 2018



Saturday, 3rd February 2018, 9:30-11:30am

Our tutoring staff will be available to assist with a hands-on musical instrument experience for your children and answer any queries during the enrolment times as follows:

North Dunedin: George St Normal School Main Block

South Dunedin: Bathgate Park School Foyer

(Mosgiel: Elmgrove School 3:30- 4:30pm ,Wed 7th Feb)

Mostly one-hour group lessons at the following schools:

At George St Normal School (Saturday Mornings):- Recorder, Listen and Learn Violin, Traditional Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Percussion, Singing, Guitar, Musicianship Theory, as well as various orchestras and ensembles, plus an introductory variety music programme called "Let's Make Music" for young children.

At Bathgate Park School (Saturday mornings):- Recorder, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Ukulele Orchestra, Percussion, Singing, Musicianship Theory, as well as an orchestra, plus "Let's Make Music" programme for young children.

At Elmgrove School (Wednesday after school):- Recorder, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet/Trombone, Guitar, Ukulele Orchestra as well as an orchestra, plus "Let's Make Music" programme for young children.

(The "Let's Make Music" programme is also held after school at Mornington (Tuesdays)and Tainui Schools (Thursdays). Also, guitar is offered at Tainui School. You can select your venue when enrolling, which can be done at any of the above centres.)

INSTRUMENT HIRE for the year

Violin $80

Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn $100


Saturday 17th February for George Street Normal School and Bathgate Park School Centres

Wednesday, 21st Feb for Elmgrove School (Mosgiel) Centre.

All pupils will be notified of class times by email during the week before Saturday 17th February


George St Centre Co-ordinator: 4772296; Bathgate/Elmgrove Centres Co-ordinator: 4771214

Notes 4 November 2017


Applications are invited for positions in the Saturday Morning Music Classes 2018 programme. Classes are held in two centres on Saturday mornings of the school term, and at another centre on a Wednesday after school.

The positions require qualified and suitable tutors to teach small group classes on various orchestral instruments (strings, wind, brass and percussion) as well as recorder, guitar, ukulele, singing, musicianship theory and/or orchestras/bands/ensembles.

We are also seeking enthusiastic musicians to take a variety musical skills class for young children (Letís Make Music).

All applicants must be of the highest integrity. Proof of qualifications is to be available on request.

Conditions of Employment and Application forms are available on request to the Co-ordinator of SMMC:


Phone: (03) 4772296 evenings

Applications must be with the co-ordinator by 16th November, 2017


Notes Refunds

Refunds may be made up until the end of Term One. After Term One refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances (e.g. significant illness or family shifting from Dunedin).

Refund Application form in PDF format