Thursday 27 February 2020

Friends of Ridgeway Music

Ivanhoe Grammar School has an active parent community who volunteer their time, energy and expertise to different areas of the School. They are a valued and vital part of life at Ivanhoe.

Friends of Ridgeway Music (FoRM) support music at The Ridgeway Campus. The parent group provide logistic and capital support for music events and the School’s very successful Ensembles Program, including the purchase of musical instruments and subsidising workshops for students.

During 2019 FoRM held many memorable activities such as the annual Jazz Night which is held each year in August. The event featured the ever-entertaining Wilbur Wilde on Saxophone alongside Mark Fitzgibbon on keyboard and Jordan Torento on double bass at Barr’d Tapas Bar in East Ivanhoe Village. The evening was very enjoyable and a wonderful night out with many parents in attendance.

Recently, on Monday 10 February FoRM held a welcome sausage sizzle for students and music staff. An exciting event coming up in 2020 is the annual Parent Welcome Function on Monday 23 March.

How can parents get involved?

New committee members or volunteers are always welcome to join in the fun. If you’re interested in helping The Ridgeway Campus music community grow and prosper please get in contact with Convenor Mary-Anne Brasacchio:  or 0412 025 108

New Role

FoRM is looking for a secretary. The role requires a minimal time commitment, preparing an agenda for committee meetings, taking minutes at committee meetings and typing minutes for circulation. If you would like to find out more about this role please contact Convenor Mary-Anne Brasacchio or 0412 025 108 if you are interested.

Save the dates

FoRM Annual Parent Welcome FunctionMonday 23 March 7pm ArtsEdge
Senior Years Ensembles Camp (Years 9-12)Saturday 28 March to Monday 30 March
Music in the Round Student Performance OpportunityWednesday 29 April 7pm
Middle Years Ensembles Camp (Year 7-8)Monday 1 June to Wednesday 3 June
Winter Ensembles & Soloists Concert (Years 7-12)Tuesday 16 June 7pm Buckley Hall
More Than Words ConcertWednesday 22 July 7pm Buckley Hall
Piano and Soloists CompetitionMonday 3 August 7pm Buckley Hall
Jazz Night Parent Function venue TBAThursday 27 August 8pm
Spring Ensembles & Soloists Concert (Years 7-12)Thursday 10 September 7pm Buckley Hall
Year 12 FoRM and Music Directors’ Awards EveningThursday 8 October 7pm ArtsEdge
Music in the Round Student Performance OpportunityWednesday 14 October 7pm
Year 7 Classroom Music Band Performance EveningMonday 19 October 7pm Buckley Hall
Music Staff Room FoRM Annual General MeetingMonday 23 November 6pm
FoRM End of Year Parent CelebrationMonday 23 November 7pm ArtsEdge