Co-curricular Music

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Vibrant and Inclusive

St Andrew’s has established a vibrant and inclusive Music program from Prep through to Year 12. We aim to provide the highest quality music education, respecting individual and group contributions to the musical life of our College.

We aspire to offer an accessible pathway, supporting and encouraging all students to build their personal capacity. Whether exploring the first sounds on an instrument, singing in class together, or creating and composing music, we are here to support students in experiencing the value of making music with others.

The three core elements of our Co-curricular Music program, that all students can take part in, are:

  • Studio Music lessons (instrumental and vocal tuition)
  • Ensemble Pathways
  • Performance Opportunities

Studio Music Lessons

The starting point for most students who wish to become involved in Co-curricular Music.

Studio Music lessons

Performance opportunities and tours

The College has a wide range of ensembles that cater for students from Prep to Year 12.

Ensembles enable us to make music together and support, encourage, and share our group music-making. Ensembles participate in various performances throughout the year, including school concerts, eisteddfods, and music festivals. Our ensembles also support major St Andrew's events and school services, providing valued musical entertainment for our community to enjoy.

St Andrew's offers music camps and tours throughout the year focused on developing our students' skills and relationships with fellow students and staff. Music camps provide a dedicated weekend of rehearsal and support the musical development of individuals and St Andrew's ensembles.

Please see the ensemble opportunities below for more information about our co-curricular music ensemble program.

Ensemble opportunities:

  • Wind Ensemble - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Symphonic Band - Intermediate/Advanced
  • Jazz Orchestra - Advanced/Invitational
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble - Primary and Secondary
  • Percussion Ensemble - Primary and Secondary
  • Saxophone Ensemble - Primary and Secondary
  • The Headliner Collective - Songwriting/Producing/Rock bands

  • Youth Strings - Beginner
  • String Ensemble - Beginner/Intermediate
  • String Orchestra - Intermediate/Advanced
  • Guitar Ensemble

  • Piccolo Singers - Prep and Year 1
  • Junior Singers - Years 2 and 3
  • Primary Choir - Year 4 to 6
  • College Choir - Year 7 to 12
  • Senior Vocal Ensemble - Advanced (Year 9 to 12)
  • U2 Can Sing (Male Vocal Group)

Music News

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Primary Music Immersion

March 09, 2023

There have been several changes in the Primary this year. One of these was the restructuring of music immersion, which now occurs in Years 3 and 5. It may appear to be a simple change, moving from Year 4 to Year 3; however, there was much debate, consideration, and research …
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