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 to purchase items such as choir robes, a drum kit, a piccolo, a 34-string Salvi lever harp, portable PA equipment for outdoor events and sponsoring the Brass Instrumental Opportunities Programme (IOP). The IOP program supports students in the Junior School to take up tuition on some of the more unusual instruments ( e.g Tuba, French Horn, Oboe and Bassoon) as a part of developing musicians for orchestral and band places in the Senior School.

In 2016, the Friends of Music donated a large amount to help in the purchase of a new grand piano for the Junior School Hall, and in 2017 new timpani were purchased along with support from CGGS’ Parents and Friends Association.

The Friends provide for a number of annual music awards for both Junior and Senior School years. 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.

In 2018 the Friends have sponsored the IOP for Bassoon and Oboe in the Junior School and an instrument ‘buy and sell’ event, to be held at the CGGS Fete. They have even catered for international guests – the Brigham University Wind Symphony. 2018 has also seen the Friends provide funds for the purchase of hand chimes for both the Junior and Senior Schools.

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

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

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

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