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Ensemble Day 2017

If you are a saxophone or clarinet player in your second or third year of learning, we welcome you to join us at our annual CASSWA Ensemble Day.

Date: Sunday 26 March 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm, with free light refreshments at 3:00pm for parents and friends prior to the performance at 3:30pm
Cost: FREE for CASSWA members; $10 non-members
Venue: Paul Latham Auditorium, Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands

For all the event information and registration details for the 2017 Clarinet and Saxophone Ensemble Day, please click on the links below:

CLICK HERE for Ensemble Day Flyer and Event Details

CLICK HERE to complete the Online Registration form

CLICK HERE to complete the Online Medical Form

For your child’s health and safety, if you are unable to accompany your child to this event, please complete the required Medical Consent Form.

Blood on the Floor

February 25th, Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual program of intriguing cross-genre collaborations, Soft Soft Loud, returns in 2016 with a 20th anniversary performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s (UK) 1996 work Blood on the Floor, uniquely adapted for this occasion.

Considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation, Turnage was inspired to write this piece after losing his brother to a drug overdose. This now-seminal work harnesses a powerful, high-octane meld of jazz and classical elements.

The audience will experience a big sound as more than 25 musicians take to the stage. Jazz soloists unite with a hand-picked ensemble of dynamic WA musicians for this one-off collaboration, tackling Turnage’s complex yet lucid instrumental textures and artful union of notated and improvised material.

Jazz Soloists:

  • Ben Vanderwal – Drums
  • Carl Mackey – Saxophones
  • Sam Anning – Electric Bass
  • Carl Morgan – Electric Guitar
  • Matthew Styles – Soprano Saxophone
  • Philip Everall – Bass Clarinet
  • Andrew Nicholson – Flutes
  • Martin Phillipson – Trumpet
  • Tristram Williams – Trumpet
  • Liam O’Malley – Trombone

Artistic Director: Matthew Hoy

More information and tickets here.

Pipe Organ Plus Recital series

Sunday 29th May, The Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle

If you’ve never heard saxophone and pipe organ together, as unlikely a combination as it sounds, it is magnificent! Nemesis sees saxophonist Dr Matthew Styles return to Pipe Organ Plus in a concert full of joy and excitement. Centering on Michael Torke’s Saxophone Concerto, also performed will be some wonderfully evocative works by Barbara Thompson and Andy Scott. The concert will also include two Australian organ works by Sydney-based composer Moya Henderson and local musician David Pye.”

Tickets and further information can be found here.

Whirled Music – WAAPA Saxophone Department

Thursday 5 May, WAAPA Music Auditorium

The WAAPA Saxophone Department presents a showcase of eclecticism and vibrancy bringing together Classical, Jazz and World Music. Presented by the saxophone students and staff of WAAPA and featuring Basement Saxx, quartets and unforgettable solo performances, this night will leave the audience with no doubt of the versatility and musical power of the saxophone.  

Tickets are available here.

Saxophone & Clarinet Ensemble Day 2016

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Join us for a fun afternoon of saxophone and clarinet ensemble playing! For students in their 2nd and 3rd year of learning.

Parents are welcome to attend and a light afternoon tea will be provided.

Date: Sunday 20 March 2015
Time: 2pm – 4pm, with a performance at 3:30pm for family and friends.
Cost: Gold coin donation for CASSWA members; $10 non-members*

Venue: Paul Latham Auditorium, Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands

Registration is required. Register online here

For your child’s health and safety, if you are unable to accompany your child to this event, please complete the required Medical Consent Form

*Become a CASSWA member on the day for $30 and receive FREE entry to our premiere annual event – ClariSaxFeast 2016


Download a flyer here to share with your friends

Michael Duke

This Saturday (8 August) 7.30pm WAAPA Music Auditorium
Michael Duke, Head of the saxophones at the Sydney Conservatorium and one of Australia’s premiere sax players gives a FREE recital with brilliant pianist David Howie.

Michael will also be conducting a master class with the WAAPA Saxophone Studio at 2:30pm on Friday 7 August, in the WAAPA Music Auditorium.

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Year 11 & 12 Performance Afternoon

Come along to hear ATAR level repertoire performed by outstanding students with expert comments from Allan Meyer and Alex Boyd… a great opportunity for teachers and students alike!

Date: Sunday 30th August
Place: Paul Latham Auditorium – Churchlands SHS (20 Lucca St Churchlands)
Time: 2pm to 4pm (includes a short break with light refreshments)
Cost: Gold coin donation

All unaccompanied under-aged participants must have completed the CASSWA Medical Consent Form

Yr 11 and 12 Performance Afternoon