As the conclusion of the academic year is now upon us, I would like to wish all Grammar families the very best for the holiday season ahead. Well done to the boys on all that they have achieved across this busy and exciting year.
Next year, Sydney Grammar School is hosting the 21st Biennial Australian Combined Schools Music Festival (ACSMF) from the 26–29 June 2019. This will be the third time Sydney Grammar School has hosted the festival.
The aim of the ACSMF is to provide an opportunity for the most talented students to work with renowned conductors to produce music of the highest possible standard. Students apply to be involved in The Festival Symphony Orchestra, The Festival Symphonic Wind Band and the Festival Choir. The conductors of the 2019 ensembles all have international reputations: The Festival Orchestra will be conducted by Daniel Carter (OS07); The Festival Wind Ensemble will be conducted by John Lynch and The Festival Choir will be conducted by Reka Csernyik.
The 2019 Festival promises to be a wonderful experience as it brings together some of the top pupils from around the country. Rehearsals will be held here at school all day Thursday, Friday and on Saturday with the final concert in the evening of Saturday 29 June 2019 in the John Vallance Hall.
As the Festival hosts we are responsible for billeting the 200 interstate visitors to Sydney. We desperately need your assistance. If you have a spare bed at home or a mattress on the floor please help by hosting a couple of visiting musicians for the four nights of the Festival. Please visit the website www.acsmf.com for more information, instructions and the billet hosting form.
Dr RB Malpass