St Mary’s College, in conjunction with St Edmund’s College offers a wide variety of ensembles for instrumental and vocal students of all abilities. Ensembles rehearse once per week and perform at a variety of events throughout the year including Performing Arts Nights, Cultural Showcase, Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival, Liturgies and Masses, Little Kings Movement, Awards Nights and other school and community events.
St Mary’s College and Combined Colleges’ Ensembles:
|Senior Concert Band||Showchoir||String Ensemble|
|Junior Concert Band||Combined Colleges’ Choir||Percussion Ensemble|
St Mary’s College has a strong tradition in both vocal and instrumental music, where students have the opportunity to learn a wide range of instruments, voice and theory. Our program caters for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced in the following areas:
|Clarinet/Bass Clarinet||French Horn||Viola||Piano/Keyboard|
Lessons are 30 minutes in duration and may be taken individually or in small groups (usually 2 students). Lessons are organised on a rotating timetable where possible to ensure students do not miss the same subject lesson over the two-week timetable cycle. However, senior students may negotiate with their teacher to have a fixed lesson time before or after school or during a break if she does not wish to miss any class time.
According to Plato, the classical Greek philosopher and mathematician:
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
What better reason to be involved in music making!
Playing a musical instrument or singing has many benefits and can bring joy to you and to everyone around you. Hopefully it will give you a better sense of appreciation and pride for music.
Many studies support the academic and social benefits of playing an instrument or singing and at St Mary’s College, we encourage all students to participate in music making via the Music Tuition Program and participation in the Ensembles Program.
The Music Tuition Enrolment Form can be found on the Parent Portal.