Welcome to the Co-Curricular Music Department at St Andrew's Anglican College. To create and feel Music is a special thing. At St Andrew’s Anglican College, we engage our students to Make Music Together. Our students support, listen and reflect upon their craft and they receive the necessary support and encouragement needed for success. Through our three core elements, our students take risks and share their music through teamwork. The possibilities and opportunities are endless if we each display confidence and dedication.
The three core elements of the Co-Curricular Music program, that all students take part in are:
Instrumental Music lessons are primarily conducted during school hours, are held on a half-hour basis, and are usually scheduled on a fixed day with a rotating timetable to ensure that students do not consistently miss the same classroom or other College activity.
The following instruments are available for lessons:
Students in Prep to Year 3
Students in Year 4 to Year 12
|Alto Saxophone||Tuba||Bass Guitar|
|Tenor Saxophone||Percussion (untuned)||Piano|
|Baritone Saxophone||Percussion (tuned)||Voice|
Availability of tuition includes consideration of physical aspects of the student so that a good match between the student’s potential and the instrument is achieved. Instrumental teachers and the College’s Music Department staff are able to provide advice in this area.
The music addressed during lessons includes training pieces to develop key skills, ensemble repertoire, formal pieces for those students choosing to undertake examinations (e.g. AMEB or Trinity Guildhall examinations), and other aspects of learning to effectively engage with music such as reading music notation, developing aural skills, and preparing for competitions such as the Sunshine Coast Junior Eisteddfod (when the student is ready). The student’s instrumental music teacher provides advice about readiness and preparation for examinations and competitions.
To undertake lessons, the student’s parent must: a) complete online an “Expression of Interest” form via the College website and b) accept the Co-curricular Music Lesson Agreement via Parent Lounge when advised by the Music Office
2019 Lesson fees are $34.85 per half hour lesson
To help address a portion of the cost of providing Lessons, Ensembles and Performance Opportunities, all students involved in Co-Curricular Music (lessons and/or ensembles) will be charged the Co-Curricular Music Levy of $50.00 (Prep to Year 3), $70.00 (Year 4 to 6) and $90 (Secondary) per term.
The musical experience of Instrumental Music Lessons is best developed when working in conjunction with an appropriate Ensemble Pathway, providing a balanced and guided education in Music. All students who undertake lessons are required to join one or more of the College’s Ensembles, as advised by their Instrumental Music teacher. For most music students, the ‘step up’ to ensemble membership is eagerly sought, and once obtained is something they treasure due to the musical challenges presented, the camaraderie of working closely with their peers, and the opportunity for recognition of their skills through a variety of Performance Opportunities.
The College provides a range of ensemble opportunities including:
|Bands||Choral (vocal)||Strings||Alternative Ensembles|
|Concert Band - Beginner / Intermediate||Piccolo Singers Prep-1 (Mixed)||Youth Strings - Beginner||Contemporary Band|
|Jazz Ensemble - Beginner / Intermediate||Junior Singers 2-3 (Mixed)||String Ensemble - Beginner / Intermediate||Rock and Pop Band|
|Wind Ensemble - Intermediate / Advanced||Primary Girls Choir 4-6 (Female)||String Orchestra - Intermediate / Advanced||Chamber Groups|
|Stage Band - Intermediate / Advanced||Boys Vocal Ensemble 4-6 (Male)||Chamber String Ensemble - Advanced (Invitation/Audition)|
|Symphonic Band - Advanced (Invitation/Audition)||College Choir 7-12 (Mixed)|
|Jazz Orchestra - Advanced (Invitation/Audition)||Man Choir 7-12 (Male)|
|Small Ensembles||Contemporary Vocal Ensemble (Invitation/Audition)||Small Ensembles|
|Flute Ensemble||Junior Guitar Ensemble|
Senior Guitar Ensemble
|Saxophone Ensembles||Cello Ensemble|
|Brass Ensemble||String & Mixed Chamber Groups|
|Mixed Chamber Groups|
To help address a portion of the cost of providing Lessons, Ensembles and Performance Opportunities, all students involved in Co-Curricular Music (lessons and/or ensembles) will be charged the Co-Curricular Music Levy of $50.00 (Prep to Year 3), $70.00 (Year 4 to 6) and $90.00 (Secondary) per term.
As musical development is greatly assisted by progress in aural skills, all students who are learning instruments are encouraged to consider joining a choral group as well as a relevant instrumental ensemble. Larger ensembles rehearse before/after school, while others may rehearse during the school day. For further information regarding our Ensemble Pathways please visit this section of our website.
Performances at the College can include but are not limited to the following;
Performances in the wider community can include but are not limited to the following;
The main ambition of most musicians is, of course, to play. There is no shortage of the chance to do so in the Co-Curricular Music program at St Andrew’s. For further information regarding our Performance Opportuities please visit this section of our website.
If you would like your child/ren to become involved with music beyond the classroom curriculum, and to develop new talents, create broader social contacts, and enhance key skills for successful academic study, then please read further about how the Co-Curricular Music program operates at St Andrew’s. For detailed information please continue to peruse the Co-Curricular Music section of the College website or contact the Music Office.
St Andrew’s Anglican College – Music Dept
40 Peregian Springs Drive
Peregian Springs, QLD 4573
p | (07) 5449 5852
f | (07) 5471 5500