IGS has a rich performing arts program and many of our students elect to undertake private tuition on an instrument of their choice.
Learning to play an instrument entails self-directed learning, and the ability to work calmly and consistently towards mastery.
Students who undertake private tuition are encouraged to participate in the School's various music ensembles.
Making music in ensembles entails cooperating with others, listening to others and working harmoniously towards the goal of a performance, as well as a commitment to learning the music and attending rehearsals regularly.
Students in Years 4 and 5 participate in the School’s Instrumental Program and are given the opportunity to learn a band instrument and perform in a concert band as part of their classroom program.
Ensemble opportunities include:
Early Learning to Year 2
Junior Orchestra and Years 1 to 2 Choir
Years 3 to 6
Junior Strings, Intermediate Strings, Training Band, Bay Street Band, Kelly Street Band, Junior Jazz Band, Years 3 to 4 Choir, Years 5 to 6 Choir, Primary Guitar Ensemble, Primary Recorder Ensemble, Primary Xylophone Ensemble and Primary lunchtime concerts
Senior Jazz Band, Symphonic Winds Ensemble, Senior Orchestra, IGS Wind Orchestra, Senior Vocal Choir, the School of Rock, Brass Ensemble and Advanced Choir
The IGS annual concert program is planned to ensure that all groups have performance opportunities across a variety of school and community events.
Guide to Co-curricular Music Program
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