Music

Music is an integral part of what we do at All Saints. With over half of the School's student population involved in instrumental and/or vocal lessons or involved in the ensemble programme, music is an area where students are wholly engaged from an early age through to when they leave the School at the end of Year 12.

Music is taught in the classroom from Pre-Prep to Year 8 as part of the common curriculum for all students and in Years 9 -12 as an elective. The School also offers Music Extension in Years 10 and 12.

Instrumental Tuition

Private and Paired Lessons are available in the following subjects:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double & Electric bass, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Percussion, Guitar, Piano and Voice. [Paired lessons are only offered in the early stages of musical training on certain instruments and provided a suitable match of musical level in possible].
Theory lessons covering AMEB requirements in all grades will be offered.

Musical Ensembles

All Saints has an enviable reputation in the community for its Music Programme and especially for its outstanding bands, choirs and orchestras. The School has won the award for 'The Most Outstanding Middle/Secondary School' at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod for the Band /Orchestra and Instrumental Ensemble section for seven of the last eight years. In 2014 All Saints achieved seven 1st places at the Eisteddfod and also won the award for the Most Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Band, Most Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Choir and Open Trio/Quartet overall winner.

The School currently has over 25 ensembles and an extensive Chamber Music programme.

The ensembles include:

  • Five Concert Bands/Wind Ensembles
  • Five String Orchestras
  • Four Choirs and a specialist Choral Ensemble
  • Three Big Bands
  • Three Flute Ensembles, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Trumpet Consort, two Percussion Ensembles and two Guitar Ensembles.

Year 3 String Programme

All students in Year 3 learn an orchestral string instrument [Violin, Cello, Double Bass] for three terms and have the opportunity to participate in the Year 3 String Orchestra. Students will perform in a number of concerts for parents during the year both in the Holloway Music Centre and the Nairn Theatre. Selected musicians will be invited to perform at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod in the Year 3 String Orchestra.

Year 5 Band Programme

All students in Year 5 learn a band instrument [Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba or Percussion] for two terms and participate in the Year 5 Concert Bands. Students will perform in a number of concerts for parents during the year both in the Holloway Music Centre and the Nairn Theatre. Students who continue after the two terms of introductory tuition and ensemble experience will become members of the Year 5 Superband which performs at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the Junior School Concert.

Special Musical Events

  • Biennial Artist in Residence
  • Biennial Concerto Competition
  • Music Camp