Yarra Music

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in, you won’t get anything out. – William Christopher Handy

Yarra Music is the parent support group for the Music Department at Yarra Valley Grammar.  We take a team approach to supporting the Music Department staff and students to ensure the best experience for everyone involved.

We meet in the evening at the School approximately eight times a year, and are very fortunate to have Mr. Scott Templeton, Director of Music, attending these meetings to provide us with an update of what is happening in the Music Department.

We aim to support the activities of the department by raising funds through music-related events throughout the year, whilst also supporting in-School events such as combined workshops with other schools and bringing guest artists to the School such as the renowned vocal group Idea of North and in 2014, Mr James Morrison and his band.

Our signature events each year include Food, Wine and Music, Jazz in the Café and our Yarra Music Awards Night.

From the Director of Music:

I hope you consider being involved in Yarra Music.  This is a fantastic group of people whose energy and enthusiasm do so much to support music at Yarra Valley Grammar.  Importantly, they also have a great time doing it!

Yarra Music is a fantastic way to get involved in the Yarra community, to meet great people and to have fun contributing to the musical life of the School.  I look forward to seeing you at a meeting or event.

Scott Templeton
Director of Music

2016 Yarra Music Meetings

Meetings are held at the School in the Brooke Nicholas Pavilion starting at 8.00pm.
We have supper at each meeting and try to keep our meetings short and sweet.
We have some fabulous events planned for 2016 and hope you can join us.

 Term 3:
 19th July
 23rd August
 Term 4:
 4th October
 8th November


2016 Yarra Music Events

As well as a set Calendar of events throughout the year, Yarra Music supports the students and teachers for tours, school visits and additional major events in the Music Department.

Food Wine & Music 19th March
Concerto Competition 16th April
Jazz in the Café 18th June 
Yarra’s 50th Community Festival 15th October 
Presentation Dinner 1st December

2016 Yarra Music Contacts

President Ruth Collins

t: 0432 685 123
Vice President Ben Vella

t: 0418 354 727
Treasurer Marie van Ravesteyn

t: 0448 544 224
Secretary Nicole Stevens-Warton

t: 0403 478 346

Or simply email us here