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Music

St John’s Instrumental Music Program is compulsory from Year 3 through to Year 7 with students studying a band or orchestral instrument.

The program encourages students to reach their highest potential from beginners to those studying for their music exams. Employing several of the finest professional musicians and teachers in Queensland, St John’s ensure that the best tuition is available at the College.

Students can participate in one or more of the 20 string, band or choral ensembles.

Bands

Junior School

Wind Ensemble – Students from Year 5 upward by invitation only.

Jazz Ensemble – Students from Year 5 upward by invitation only.

Middle and Senior School

Wind Ensemble – Students studying a wind instrument are encouraged to join this ensemble.

Wind Orchestra– Entry is by audition or invitation. Players have achieved a standard of at least AMEB Grade 4.

Jazz Ensemble – This ensemble is offered predominately to Middle School students. Students from Year 5 upward by invitation only.

Jazz Orchestra – Entry to is by audition or invitation only.

Drumline – By invitation only and is comprised by advanced percussion students from the Middle and Senior School.

Rockband – A new group for 2021 by application or audition.

Strings

Junior School

Corelli Strings – Beginner string ensemble for students in Years 3 and 4.

Bellissimo Strings – Junior School string ensemble for students in Years 5 and 6.

Bellissimo Chamber Strings – Year 5 and 6 students by invitation only.

 

Middle and Senior School

String Ensemble – Open to all students who play a string instrument at the Middle and Senior School.

String Orchestra – By invitation only orchestra comprised of students from the Middle and Senior School.

Chamber Strings Ensemble –By invitation or audition only, 8 piece string ensemble.

Guitar Ensemble – Open to all students at the Middle and Senior School.

Vocal

Junior School

Capriccio Choir – Open to all students in Years 1-3.

Alpine Singers – Open to all students in Years 4-6.

Red Fire Choir – A speech choir which recites various poems and texts to entertain audiences at various College events.  This choir is open to students in Years 3-6.

 

Middle and Senior School

Chorale – Open to all students in the Middle and Senior School.  This is a non-auditioned ensemble where all students are welcome.

Bella Voce – Female vocalists in the Middle and Senior School. By audition or invitation.

Fella Voce – Male vocalists in the Middle and Senior School.  By audition or invitation.

Private Music Tuition

Specialist music teachers provide tuition to students at the Middle and Senior School.  Tuition is available for the following instruments:

  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar
  • Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba
  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Piano, Percussion, Voice

Private Music Tuition - Fees and Charges

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