Music plays an important role in the celebration of College life. It provides all students with an opportunity to:
Music is also known to have benefits in other areas of learning, facilitates student academic achievement and develops creative capacities for lifelong success.
We provide an opportunity for students to experience performing in a variety of instrumental ensembles.
Each ensemble rehearses during the lunch break for 30 minutes weekly. Holiday workshops and after school practices are organised to extend and develop the students’ repertoire.
The current ensembles being offered at St Francis de Sales are:
Monday lunchtime: Musaic Vocal Ensemble, Years 7-12
Monday after school (to 4:15pm): VoCo Senior Small Vocal
Tuesday lunchtime: JazZone Vocal Ensemble, Years 7-12 and The Voices Junior Choir, Reception to Year 6
Tuesday after school (to 4:15pm): de Groove Small Jazz Combo Band
Wednesday lunchtime: Mixed Bag Band, Years 4-12
Thursday lunchtime: Heart 'n' Soul Band, Years 7-12
Thursday after school (to 4:30pm): JazZone Vocal Ensemble, Years 7-12
Friday lunchtime: VoCo Senior Small Vocal
All rehearsals take place in either M1 or M2. New members are always welcome, so if anyone is interested in being involved in any of the above groups, please see Mr Bojanic for details.
Students from Reception to Year 12 are offered instrumental tuition. Our comprehensive program employs experienced teachers from Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills. Instrumental lessons are held in the instrumental studios, which are located in the Music Centre. We offer tuition in the following areas:
Tuition is offered on a one-on-one basis or, where suitable, group tuition may be available. Lessons take place during school hours and the cost of the lessons is paid directly to the instrumental teacher.
Instrument hire is the responsibility of the parent. Details of hire are available from the College. The College does have a selection of instruments available for hire.
Parents are expected to provide the appropriate instrument and students are required to practise regularly to maintain their commitment to their musical development. Instrumental music reports are provided at the end of each semester to support the students’ learning and to encourage communication with students, parents and the instrumental teacher.
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