Friends of Music

 

Friends of Music

 

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) Friends of Music is a small group of parents, students, alumni, guardians and friends interested in supporting the work of the Music Academy through fund-raising for discretionary acquisitions. Fundraising takes the form of operating canteen, sausage sizzles and bake sales at Music Academy Events, held throughout the busy music year.  The Friends of Music has raised considerable funds over the past few years. In 2019 FoM have contributed (along with the P&F) to the cost of new choir risers.  They have also sponsored the Double Reed program (Oboe and Bassoon) in the Senior school, and the Brass program (IOPs) in Junior school. The latest purchase was a new drum kit for our junior students. With the Instrumental Opportunities Programme (IOP) the students take up tuition on some of the more unusual instruments (e.g Tuba, French Horn, Oboe and Bassoon) as a way of developing musicians for orchestral and band places in the Senior School. The Friends provide two Endeavour in Music awards annually, to both Junior and Senior School students. The Friends have also supported the development of the page on the Music Academy website where families can advertise to buy or sell music instruments or black performance uniforms. The group generally meets 4–6 times each year to plan its support of activities which change according to the needs of the Music Academy. If you are interested in assisting with CGGS Friends of Music activities, please contact the group secretary, Wendy Craig, at music@cggs.act.edu.au

FoM welcomes both Junior and Senior School parents and offer flexible commitment options —from committee members, to regular volunteers at events, to members who supply us with much appreciated baked goods to sell. We encourage anyone with some spare time and a desire to help our community, to come and join our merry band!

Instruments for Sale

To advertise, please email the Music Academy Administrator (lisa.christie@cggs.act.edu.au) with the following information:

Name
Contact number & email address
Instrument and description
Condition
Price

Name & Contact Details

Alison Davidson
T: 0429 124 356
E: alison.davidson@cggs.act.edu.au

Instrument Description

VIOLA
Jay Haide 16 ½”, strong, warm tone, perfect for advanced student. The instrument has been ‘played-in’. It was purchased in 2013 from The Violin Shop in Canberra and played intensively in many orchestras and to successfully complete 8th grade AMEB. Includes: carbon fibre bow, wooden bow, shoulder rest, BAM oblong l’original hard case, Ingles stand and 2 spares sets of strings (Pirastro Obligato, Pirastro Tonica).

Condition

Very good condition

Price

$3,300

Zsuzsi Soboslay
T: 0402 283 615
E: zsoboslay408@gmail.com

PIANO
YAMAHA CX upright piano [ebony], over-damper, categorised as ‘U2’. The ‘x’ I believe comes from a reinforced back in an ‘x’ shape, making it more robust. Serial # X 2068373, very good condition. Suit high-level student, or professional musician.

Very good condition

$4,500 – $5,000

Julie Glanvill
T: 6238 1421
M: 0407 929 595

CLARINET
Buffet E11 Clarinet. Brand new condition, used for only one week. Made from Grenadilla wood, silver plated with blue steel springs. 17 keys and 6 rings, undercut tone holes and comes with a Buffet case and mouthpiece. Perfect for the intermediate musician.

Brand new condition

$1,500

Maddie Plevey
T: 0418 162 331
E: madeleineplevey@gmail.com 

CLARINET
Yamaha YCL-681 Eb clarinet. Top quality professional instrument.

Very good condition

$3,200

Jane Crawford
T: 0421 339 194
E: maljane@grapevine.com.au 

GLOCKESPIEL/XYLOPHONE
33 notes, with stand and case

Very good condition

$50

Jane Crawford
T: 0421 339 194
E: maljane@grapevine.com.au 

VIOLIN
1/2 size, Stentor Student, with bow and carry case

Good condition

$50

Anthony Boyle
T: 0413 444 494
E: anthonyboylemail@gmail.com 

CELLO
Full size cello

Very good condition

$2,350 (negotiable)

Instruments Wanted to Buy

To advertise, please email the Music Academy Administrator (lisa.christie@cggs.act.edu.au) with the following information:

Name
Contact number & email address
Instrument wanted and any specific details

Name & Contact Details

There are no ‘Wanted to Buy’ notices at this time.

Instrument Wanted

 

Details

Posts will be automatically removed at the end of each school term.  To ensure your add/post remains (if you are still yet to buy or sell an instrument), please email the Music Academy Administrator to request the add/post be extended.

Performance Uniforms to Sell or Buy

Parents wishing to post Music Academy black performance shirts and trousers to this page should email the Music Academy Administrator (lisa.christie@cggs.act.edu.au) with the following information:

Name
Contact number & email address
Specify – Black performance shirt or black performance trousers
Size
Condition of the shirt/trousers
Picture of the item
Any other information

Name & Contact Details

Jane Crawford
T: 0421 339 194
E: maljane@grapevine.com.au 

Uniform description

Black performance pants, Size 6

Condition

Excellent condition

Price

$20

Jane Crawford
T: 0421 339 194
E: maljane@grapevine.com.au 

Black performance pants, Size 5

Good condition

$20

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