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The Co-curricular Music Program has two main sections – private lessons and ensemble rehearsals. These two musical experiences work together to provide a balanced and guided education in music. Concepts and techniques introduced in lessons are applied in the ensemble setting. All students learning an instrument or voice are required to join an ensemble. Families are encouraged to work together with the student's Instrumental Music tutor and the Director of Co-Curricular Music to find the most appropriate ensemble pathway for the student.

The College will charge the parent/guardian a co-curricular music levy on their parent fee statement. To help address a portion of the cost of providing lessons, ensembles, additional opportunities, all students involved in co-curricular music a per term levy of $47.50 (Prep to Year 3), $65.00 (Yr 4-6) and $80 (Secondary); this assists the College with the cost of music, conductor’s fees, administrative work for Eisteddfods / camps and other related items. Students at the College are no longer required to pay a per term ensemble fee for each ensemble they are a member of.

All students enrolled into co-curricular music lessons will take part in an annual fundraiser held in Term One of each Year. Families will be emailed more information upon enrolment into lessons.

Weekly Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule 2017

 

Youth Strings Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Conductor Mrs Vanessa Herriman
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner Level - Students who are new to String playing
Rehearsals Thursday mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform on assemblies, College concerts, and participate in the Primary Music Camp every 2nd year.

 

String Ensemble Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Conductor Mrs Vanessa Herriman
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate Level - Students who have been playing for around 1 - 2 years
Rehearsals Tuesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events, local competitions and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

String Orchestra Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Conductor Mr Cade Bonar
Ensemble entry requirements Intermediate / Advanced level
Rehearsals Friday mornings from 7.15am to 8.20am
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Camp every 2nd year, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

Chamber String Ensemble Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Conductor Ms Sherab Holley
Ensemble entry requirements Advanced level - By invitation / Audition - Students must attend String Orchestra
Rehearsals Thursday afternoons from 3:15pm till 4:30pm
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Tour every 2nd year, Secondary Music Camp in alternate years, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

Junior and Senior Guitar Ensembles Guitar
Conductor Mr Chris Clarke
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate level
Rehearsals Junior - Monday lunch times 1:10pm till 1:40pm and Senior - Tuesday lunch times 1:10pm till 1:40pm
Commitments These ensembles will perform at College events such as assemblies, recitals, open mic and the College Fair.

Junior Singers Mixed voices in years 1 to 3
Conductor Ms Linda Gefken
Accompanist Mrs  Megan Schumann
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner level - Students who display enthusiasm for singing
Rehearsals Wednesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform on assemblies, College concerts and participate in the Primary Music Camp every 2nd year.

Primary Girls Choir Female voices in years 4 - 6
Conductor Mrs Karina Gough
Accompanist Mrs Chelsey Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate level - Girls who display enthusiasm for singing
Rehearsals Monday mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events, local competitions and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

Boys Vocal Ensemble Male voices in years 4 - 6
Conductor Ms Heather Swift
Accompanist Mrs Megan Schumann
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate level - Boys who display enthusiasm for singing
Rehearsals Thursday Mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events, local competitions and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

College Choir Mixed voices in years 7 to 12
Conductor Ms Linda Gefken
Accompanist Mrs Megan Schumann
Ensemble entry requirements Intermediate / Advanced level - Secondary students who display enthusiasm for singing
Rehearsals Thursday afternoons from 3:15pm till 4:45pm
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Camp every 2nd year, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

Auditioned Vocal Ensemble Mixed voices in years 7 to 12
Conductor Ms Linda Gefken
Accompanist Mrs Chelsey Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Advanced Level - By invitation/audition - Students must attend College Choir
Rehearsals Monday lunch times 1:00pm - 1:30pm 
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Tour every 2nd year, Secondary Music Camp in alternate years, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

Concert Band Woodwind, Bass, Percussion
Conductor Miss Elena Katahanas
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate level - Students who have been playing for around one year 
Rehearsals Friday mornings from 7.30am to 8.20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events, local competitions and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

Wind Ensemble Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Conductor Mrs Chelsey Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Intermediate / Advanced Level
Rehearsals Thursday mornings from 7.15am to 8.20am
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Camp every 2nd year, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

 

Symphonic Band Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Conductor Mrs Chelsey Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Advanced level - By invitation / audition - Students must attend Wind Ensemble
Rehearsals Wednesday mornings from 7:00am till 8:20am
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Tour every 2nd year, Secondary Music Camp in alternate years, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

Jazz Ensemble Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum Kit
Conductor Miss Elena Katahanas
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner Level - Students who have been playing for around one year - Students must attend Concert Band
Rehearsals Tuesday afternoons from 3:10pm till 4:00pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform on assemblies, College concerts, and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

 

Stage Band Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum Kit
Conductor Miss Elena Katahanas
Ensemble entry requirements Intermediate Level - Students who have been playing for around 2 or 3 years - Students must attend Concert Band or Wind Ensemble
Rehearsals Monday mornings from 7.30am to 8:20am
Commitments This ensemble will perform on assemblies, College concerts, and participate in the Primary Music Tour every 2nd year and a Primary Music Camp in alternate years.

Jazz Orchestra Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drum Kit
Conductor Mr Andrew Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Advanced level - By invitation / audition - Students must attend Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band - The ability to improvise is advantageous
Rehearsals Tuesday mornings from 7.00am to 8.20am
Commitments Students in this ensemble will be expected to participate in the Secondary Music Tour every 2nd year, Secondary Music Camp in alternate years, and perform at all College concerts, competitions and events.

 

 

Flute Ensemble Flute
Conductor Ms Lisa Nitschke
Ensemble entry requirements Students who display an enthusiasm for Flute playing
Rehearsals Friday lunch times from 1.10pm to 1.40pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, recitals and the College Fair and perform at local competitions.

 

Clarinet Ensembles Clarinet
Conductor Ms Anne Jackson
Ensemble entry requirements Students who display an enthusiasm for Clarinet playing
Rehearsals Junior - Wednesday lunch times from 1.10pm to 1.40pm, Senior - Friday lunch times from 1.10pm to 1.40pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, recitals and the College Fair and perform at local competitions

 

Saxophone Ensemble Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Conductor Mr Andrew Eunson
Ensemble entry requirements Students who display an enthusiasm for Saxophone playing
Rehearsals Tuesday lunch times from 1.10pm to 1.40pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, recitals and the College Fair and perform at local competitions

 

Brass Ensemble Any Brass instrument - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba
Conductor Miss Elena Katahanas
Ensemble entry requirements Students who display an enthusiasm for Brass playing
Rehearsals Tuesday lunch times from 1.10pm to 1.40pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, recitals and the College Fair and perform at local competitions

 

Percussion Ensemble Tuned and Untuned Percussion instruments
Conductor Mr Danny Lee
Ensemble entry requirements Students who display an enthusiasm for Percussion playing
Rehearsals Thursday lunch times from 1:10pm till 1:40pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies,recitals and the College Fair and perform at local competitions

 

Rock and Pop Band Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Conductor Ms Anne Jackson
Ensemble entry requirements Beginner / Intermediate - Rock / Contemporary experience or interest
Rehearsals Wednesday afternoons 3:15pm till 4:15pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, open mic and the College Fair.

 

Contemporary Band Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Conductor Mr Owen Newcomb
Ensemble entry requirements Intermediate / Advanced - Rock / Contemporary experience or interest
Rehearsals Monday afternoons from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Commitments This ensemble will perform at College events such as assemblies, open mic and the College Fair.

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