Music is offered as both a subject and as an extra curricular activity. As a subject it is compulsory in Years 7 and 8, and then becomes an elective subject from Year 9 through to Year 12, where it is a popular elective option for musicians to develop their musical skills to an advanced level. Different options are available in Years 11 and 12 to suit the skills and interests of prospective students.
The Secondary School has an extensive extra curricular music program which caters for students of different levels of ability and skill. Currently there are 5 music ensembles in operation.
Secondary School Concert Band
The Secondary Concert Band is a group open to all students. This band gives students an opportunity to experience playing a wide range of music repertoire.
SCAS Big Band
An auditioned ensemble providing opportunities for students to develop the appropriate etiquette and techniques needed for small jazz performance. Students perform both at school and in the wider community at a variety of events and concerts.
Secondary School Jazz Quintet
For advanced secondary students, concentrating on the development of ensemble skills and jazz improvisation.
An ensemble that provides an avenue for advanced string and woodwind players to perform chamber works from the Baroque and Classical periods.
Secondary School Stage Band Years 7-9
This Stage Band provides further musical avenues for advanced music students in Years 7 to 9. Consists of a stand rhythm section, a full horn section and vocalists.
Secondary School Stage Band Years 10-12
This Stage Band provides further musical avenues for advanced music students in Years 10 to 12. Consists of a stand rhythm section, a full horn section and vocalists.
There are also several choral groups:
For students from Year 7 to 12 and is open to all students without audition. The Secondary Choir is a well disciplined choral group, which performs various styles of vocal music, and allows students to gain an understanding of vocal techniques and develop confidence in their singing.
An auditioned female groups that perform both sacred and secular music. These groups give students the opportunity to extend their vocal and presentation techniques.
An auditioned ensemble focusing on classical repertoire.