Throughout the year there are many performance opportunities for the ensembles as well as for soloists. These include:
These concerts are held in Term 2/3 and feature all the Senior School ensembles as well as some Primary School Ensembles. They also showcase our Year 12 HSC music students as soloists.
These concerts are held by the tutors and feature students who have been having individual lessons.
Various functions are held throughout the school year that feature different ensembles and soloists. These include School services, Annual Awards Night, the Carol Service and other events that might be specific to a particular year.
Throughout the year St Columba Anglican School is often asked to provide ensembles or soloists to play music at local events such as church services, special events and openings, and nursing homes etc.
Camps and Tours
Camps and tours are a regular feature of the co-curricular PACE program and offer our students experience and exposure to a myriad of performance activities in regional and urban settings.
Music Tuition Program
To complement the Music Program at St Columba, the School has a very talented and dedicated group of instrumental and vocal teachers offering private tuition for a range of instruments including woodwind, strings, brass, piano, keyboard and drums. Parents are invited to make arrangements with our Music Tutors directly. Individual lessons are operated on a daily rotational timetable so that students have their lesson on the same day each week, but do not miss the same class each time. For more information on instrumental and vocal tuition, please refer to the Music Tuition 2017 brochure.
Music Instrument Hire
St Columba Anglican School stocks a range of brass, woodwind and stringed instruments available for hire through the Music Department. Instruments will be supplied for hire, in a well-maintained and clean condition, with the relevant accessories such as mouthpieces, cleaning cloths and neck straps. For terms and conditions of our instrument hire, click here.
Music at St Columba is flourishing. Choirs, Bands, Orchestras, Music Camp, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Musical Productions are just some of the activities our students can become involved in. Our Director of Performing Arts Centre of Excellence (PACE) oversees one of the best school music programs in the area.
Friends of Music at SCAS
The St Columba Friends of Music is a group of parents and friends who share a love of music and want to provide support for the activities of the Music Program at SCAS. Membership is open to all supporters of the Music Program. The Friends of Music assist in the organisation of music events, catering, publicity and fundraising to support musical activities. Each year they host An Evening of Fine Music and Food event in the School Chapel, featuring outstanding HSC soloists and small ensembles. A family day at Bago Vineyard "Magical Music at Bago" is also organised in March each year. For more information, please contact the Friends of Music.