Music

Music Co-curricular Program Overview

There are many opportunities for students to explore and develop their musical talents through participation in a vast number of co-curricular activities. Through participating in a range of music co-curricular activities, students will improve their performance ability and their confidence whilst experiencing a sense of achievement from performing with a group of talented musicians.

College Choir

An ensemble open to all year groups. Students perform a broad range of exciting repertoire including popular, musical theatre and choral works. The College Choir has a prominent role in all College events throughout the year.

MSB Concert Band

This ensemble is open to all students who have performance experience on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Keyboard, guitar and bass players are also encouraged to join. Students will perform a range of repertoire including popular music, film music, overtures and classic themes. This activity will enable students to improve their performing and music skills while developing their ability to perform successfully as part of an ensemble.

Rock Band

Over the past few years girls with a passion for rock and pop music have been joining together to create the MSB Junior and Senior Rock Bands. These groups are usually made up of four to six performers including electric guitars, bass, drums, keyboard/piano and vocals.

Orchestra

Throughout the calendar year, the students involved in Chamber Ensemble and Concert Band combine as an orchestra to perform at important College events.

Chamber Ensemble

This ensemble gives string and woodwind players the opportunity to perform challenging and fun repertoire ranging from classical, jazz, music theatre and popular works. This is a unique chance to develop ensemble skills in a fun environment.

Flute Ensemble

This ensemble allows flute students to perform a wide range of music in a variety of settings. The flute ensemble enhances group performance skills and engages students across all year groups.

String Ensemble

An ensemble catering for students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Students perform a variety of pieces written specifically for string quartets and ensembles from a range of genres.

Middle Years Wind Ensemble

An ensemble designed to foster the transition into the MSB Concert Band. All students wishing to join the concert Band will commence in the Middle Years Wind Ensemble prior to joining the Concert Band.

Music Instrumental Tuition

This program caters for students who wish to learn or further develop their skills on a particular instrument. Students can choose from a wide range of instruments including:

  • Clarinet / Saxophone
  • Flute 
  • Guitar / Electric Bass
  • Percussion / Drumkit
  • Piano
  • Trumpet / Trombone / Euphonium / Tuba
  • Violin / Viola / Cello / Double Bass
  • Voice 

Private lessons cater for the individual and students progress at their level of ability. Instrumental tutors who are proficient performers and teachers conduct these lessons. Lessons occur during class time for half an hour once a week on a rotating schedule.

Private Tuition: $37.00 per lesson (student and tutor) Approx. 8 - 10 lessons per term.

Fees are paid to the instrumental tutor who will invoice you at the commencement of each term.

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