Jazz Band – Relay For Life

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Photography: Kevin Peterson

Living our Apollo’s aim to combine health and music, a twilight performance by Jazz Band set the mood for an evening of running at Stonnington Relay for Life on the 26th of September.

The Relay for Life aims to promote awareness of cancer, as well as giving people the opportunity to think of those who are fighting cancer currently or those who have fought with cancer.

The event in Stonnington Relay raised over $14,000, which will go towards cancer research, prevention and support programs.

Well done to the boys for a fantastic performance, and for taking the time to support such a worthy cause!

Apollo Camp – Semester Two 2015

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Photography: Chye Qing Feng

Three days and two nights of playing mafia, dancing by the lake, and losing our voices from singing too much (never!) … and we’re all still alive with hoarser voices and instruments a shade more worn out.

Camp was a fantastic highlight for our second semester. A big thank you to all who made it, and all who helped out to make it a successful event. A particular mention to our social events rep Sandy and the rest of the committee.

For those who couldn’t make it this time round, there’s always next semester!

 

 

APOLLO @ MUDFEST 2015

Mudfest is pretty cool, but what’s cooler than cool?

APOLLO PERFORMING AT MUDFEST!

Taking the stage this Sunday will be Acapollo, Jazz Band and Fusion, it’s going to be awesome!

When: Sunday 23rd August, 5-7pm

Where: Mudclub (aka Union Lawn aka that area in between MSD and Union House)

http://mudfest2015.com/2015/08/01/healthy-vibes/

Be there or be square. Or an ice cube. Your choice.

SEE YOU THEN!

 

Twilight Concert 2015 – Photo Highlights

On Friday, May 29th we held the annual Twilight Concert, held again in the beautiful Rosina Auditorium of Abbotsford Convent. We were able to raise over $300 for the International Medical Corps, who are working in disaster relief in Nepal!

Here are some photo highlights from the night; thanks to Dulini, Himali and Sandy for taking them!

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Strings Highlights

Jazz Band Highlights

Acapollo Highlights

Fusion Band Highlights

Choir Highlights

Small Group Highlights

Backstage Moments

And now, you can relive the whole experience, by watching the YouTube videos of the night! (Apologies to Choir whose performance was cut off by a dead battery…)

Twilight Concert Videos

Twilight Concert 2015

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“By the light (by the light, by the light) of the silvery moon (of the silvery mooooooooon) I want to see Apolloooo (I want to see Apollooooo) in concert before June (in concert before June)”

Well guess what? YOU CAN!!!

Apollo’s Twilight concert is to be held on FRIDAY 29TH MAY 2015 at 7PM! Count on having a magical time while the stars come out, experiencing our funkalicious beats, sweet harmonies and jazzed up tunes!

Taking the stage at Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent, will be Acapollo, Choir, Jazz Band, Fusion Band and Strings, as well as a variety of guest acts.

Tickets are available NOW!
$5 for Children/Students, $10 for Adults, visit http://www.trybooking.com/136613 or get in contact with an Apollo friend!

And although you probably didn’t need another reason to come, here is one more!
By buying a ticket to the concert you will also be supporting an urgent cause – proceeds will go towards aiding health workers assisting in the recovery after the Nepal earthquakes! For more information, please visit internationalmedicalcorps.org.

Support philanthropy, support live music, support your friends and prepare for a memorable night out!

P.S. For anyone who doesn’t understand the opening line, look up Doris Day – “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” 😉

AUS-ACA’s 2015

 

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On May 10, Acapollo competed in the AUS-ACA 2015 Australian A Capella Victorian Championships, and WON the Best Ensemble Award!

Acapollo trained super hard for this event, and it all paid off. Check them out in the videos below, singing an original mashup “A Sky Full of Stars Found Love” and “Counting Stars”.

 

Camp Semester 1!

Once again, Apollo will be holding our bi-annual camp during the mid-semester break! We are going to St John’s Ambulance Recreation Camp, Wesburn, from Tuesday April 7th to Thursday 9th April, which is immediately after Easter Monday. Camp is a great chance to get to know all the other people in Apollo, through fun, games, food, music, and maybe a bit of actual rehearsing too – we do have concerts coming up! Email social@apollohms.org.au for booking information.

 

Casual Jam – Raspberry

Wew! Apollo just had their first EVER Casual Jam session, which gathered an eclectic group of people with different musical interests together to play whatever they felt like playing! We had some Coldplay, a bossa nova, Blink 182, a mellow jam with some Arabian influences and a beautiful banjo solo.

If you missed the Jam, never fear- the next one will be in Week 4 or 5, just around the corner! Hope to see you there, and thanks to all that came today!

-Ajaya Haikerwal (Apollo Vice-President)

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O-Week and Week 1 Wrap Up!

Orientation Week was a huge success for Apollo, with the club practically doubling in size since 2014!

Our performance on Thursday of the Clubs Carnival showcased the talent of the Club, starting with a snazzy opening by Fusion Band, Choir soothed the crowd with their harmonies and Acapollo brought it home with some well known songs! Check out our YouTube video below (coming soon) for all the highlights.

The stall we had on Friday attracted a lot of musicians eager to be part of what is going to be an amazing year. Our committee provided helpful to talk to, and passers by were able to have a quick jam on our keyboard, soothing the frustrated people in other sign-up lines.

If you didn’t get a chance to speak to anyone or want to know more about Apollo, make sure you check out our About Us and Ensembles pages for more info, or contact us directly for more info.

O-Week 2015!

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As the new semester approaches and our vacation is coming closer to an end 🙁

Fortunately Apollo HMS is preparing for O-Week 2015!

If you are interested in knowing more about who we are and what we do, come down to the Clubs and Societies Expo, where we will have a stall on Friday the 27th! Ask us questions, have a jam on our keyboard, and Sign Up!
We are also having a performance during the Expo on Thursday the 26th from 11am where most of our main ensembles will be up on stage!

When: Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of February 11am – 3pm.
Where: South Lawn, The University of Melbourne.
Stay tuned for more info!