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Music

Music is at the heart and soul of All Saints. With over half of the School's student population involved in instrumental and vocal lessons, or in musical ensembles, music is an area where students are wholly engaged from an early age through to Year 12.

In the classroom

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 to 12 as an elective. The School also offers Music Extension in Years 10 and 12.

Year 3 Strings Program

All students in Year 3 learn either the violin, cello or double bass for three terms and have the opportunity to participate in the Year 3 String Orchestra which performs in a number of concerts during the year.

Year 5 Band Program

All students in Year 5 learn a band instrument for two terms. Instrument choices include the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion. Students then participate in the bands program and, should they choose to continue after two terms, have the chance to perform at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.

Private tuition

Private and paired lessons are available in a variety of subjects. Paired lessons are only offered in the early stages of musical training on certain instruments. Theory lessons covering AMEB requirements in all grades will be offered. Click the drop down menu to view the full range of instruments taught at All Saints. The list is ever-growing.

Instruments available
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double & Electric bass
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Voice

Musical ensembles

All Saints has an enviable reputation in the music sphere for its outstanding bands, choirs and orchestras. The School consecutively wins 'The Most Outstanding Middle/Secondary School' award at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod for the Band, Orchestra and Instrumental Ensemble section. All Saints runs more than 25 ensembles including five concert bands, five string orchestras, four choirs, three big bands and several smaller ensembles. There is also an extensive chamber music program. 

Senior Strings and Chorus
Ensembles 5
Melba Girls Chorus
Ensembles 2 Giant Steps Big Band
Combined Orchestra

A glimpse

View the Combined Orchestra's performance of You Raise Me Up written by Rolf Løvland and Brendan Graham at the 2022 Musical Showcase. You can visit the to see more performances.