In memory of Jon Delaney

We are very sad to hear that Jon recently passed away after a long
battle with cancer. We were very fortunate to have had Jon teaching guitar
and bass from 2004 to 2016. In that time he inspired and motivated
many students.

I will always remember Jon as a great arranger and director of
ensembles. He was a strong believer in giving students a real band
experience. Jon ran the junior and senior guitar ensembles and they
were often large, always fun and loud. He would add singers and a
drummer. If there was no drummer he would play drums. Jon’s passion
for keeping it real meant the students would choose the song, and the
band name. My favourite was the “Safe Sex Pistols”.

The guitar ensembles were featured at music evenings in the community
and at Cabaret Nights. Under Jon’s direction, the ensembles would
always deliver an impressive performance. Two memorable
performances at the “NMR Music Expo” saw probably the largest
ensembles Jon put together. The works chosen were also large –
“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Knights of Cydonia”.

Jon was a great teacher, and a very, caring and thoughtful person. He
was an incredibly talented musician, whose expertise extended across
many different styles. His passing is a huge loss to his partner Karen,
son Connor, and their family. The music community has also lost one of
their finest jazz musicians. Our thoughts are with them in this difficult

Tom Hoyle
Music Teacher
Fitzroy High School

UNLOCK’D 2020 Winners & Awards – Australian Guild of Music

Some exciting news about some of our resident composers who have received awards for their original compositions. 
Gully T entered six works, and received two second prizes, three distinctions and one highly commended. 
Flinch K entered a very complex modern prelude for piano, and was nominated as a finalist. 
Another two students entered work which was highly commended with one high distinction. We are very proud of their achievements and look forward to hearing more from them.
You can listen to their work on the link below. We are sure that you will be impressed.

FHS Music Night Live @ The Spotted Mallard – TONIGHT

As the year comes to an end, the doors of the music room burst open with an outpouring of musical talent that has been brewing within its walls, to showcase the wealth of student talent being encouraged and fine tuned by our amazing Instrumental Music teaching team. Fitzroy High School, warmly invites parents, teachers and friends to our end of year concert at The Spotted Mallard, home of Melbourne's best live music and boasting a sensational new menu!



The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road

Doors  – 6 pm

Show –  Tuesday 6 December @ 7 pm

Ticket Entry – $5.70 (including booking fee)

Book Online –

Tom Hoyle
Music Coordinator
9488 1900