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Rockhampton Girls Grammar School is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive and extensive music program. An understanding, appreciation and love of music is something students can take with them through their lives and we aim to build students’ confidence and self-esteem, through music performance opportunities.

The school has a renowned program including choirs, stage band, chamber groups, string ensemble and concert band. Students can be involved in these various ensembles as well as having the opportunity to participate in private tuition with experienced and motivated studio teachers.

A student participating in private tuition requires no previous musical experience but once undertaking lessons each student is encouraged to involve themselves in at least one of the applicable music ensembles/events available to them. Private instrumental and/or vocal tuition is available for students from Prep to Year 12 and new student enrolment into the program will occur at the commencement of each semester.

Currently the Instrumental program covers tuition on the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
  • Trumpet/ Cornet
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Oboe
  • Auxiliary percussion (snare, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, chimes etc.) and tuned percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani)

Girls Grammar is pleased to offer the free use of instruments to students who sign up early for instrumental lessons. Availability is dependent upon demand. We hope this will provide students with an opportunity to explore the rewards of playing an instrument.

Parents and students are also encouraged to contact the Music Centre for information in relation to the Program. The Music Centre is open from 7.30am to 4.45 pm every School day.

Jessica Dawes  JessicaDawes@rggs.qld.edu.au
Christina Bond  ChristinaBond@rggs.qld.edu.au

Music – Choir (Years P-3)
This group of young singers are given an opportunity to begin an exploration of the joys of choir singing. They rehearse once a week during class time and work toward performing within the school.
Contact Christina Bond

Music – POCO VOCE  (Years 4-6)
This choir group gives all Year 4, 5 and 6 students an opportunity to learn and experience choral singing, with practices held during the school day. This choir has the opportunity to perform at the Eisteddfod, Speech Night and various school and community performances.
Contact Christina Bond

Music – MULTI VOCE  (Years 7-12)
This ensemble is open to all students in Years 7-12 who would like to experience singing in a group. Students in the choir will learn valuable skills of teamwork and working towards a goal, as they prepare for performances at the Rockhampton Eisteddfod and various Girls Grammar and community functions and events. Rehearsals are held every week. See Cocurricular Schedule for details.
Contact Christina Bond
Jessica Dawes

Music – BELLA VOCE (Years 7-12)
Bella Voce  is the school’s premier singing ensemble, called on to sing at many school and community events throughout the year. The group is small, auditioned singing group from the secondary school and they rehearse every every week, see Cocurricular Schedule for details. All students wanting to be involved in this ensemble must participate in Senior Choir as well.
Contact Christina Bond

Music – Concert Band (Years 7-12)
Concert Band rehearses every week, see Cocurricular Schedule for details. The band is open to students playing woodwind and brass instruments.
Contact Jessica Dawes

Music – Glee Club (Years 7-12)
The Girls Grammar Glee Club is run by the Music Prefect and is an auditioned group.
Rehearsals take place every week, see Cocurricular Schedule for details.
All students wanting to be involved in this ensemble must participate in Senior Choir as well.
Contact Christina Bond

Music – Mini Glee Club (Years 4-6)
The Girls Grammar Mini Glee Club is run by the Music Prefect and is a small auditioned group.
Rehearsals take place every week, see Cocurricular Schedule for details.
Contact Christina Bond

Music – Rockband (Years 7-12)
Rockband is about stepping away from traditional school music programs and learning to play music from the Rock and Metal genres. Students choose which role they would like to assume in a typical Rock band and includes playing rhythm or lead guitar, bass, keyboards or vocals and anything else that contributes to the rock atmosphere. Students meet in the music rehearsal room every Thursday at 12.45-1.15 to organise and practice songs. The Rockband to regularly performs at school assemblies, the Gaia Festival, Girls Rock and competes at the Interschool competition, Battle of the Bands.
Contact Paul Morris

Music – String Ensemble (Years 3-12)
The string ensemble rehearses weekly and is open to all strings players.

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As with all School activities, commitment is essential for Instrumental, Music and Choir involvement.
School Colours and Half Colours are achievable for Music, Ensembles, Choir and Verse Speaking – please check the Colours Criteria in the Student Handbook for details.

Fees

Instrumental tuition fees are to be paid on application. Fees are based on the recommended hourly rate set by the Music Teachers Association of Queensland.

See the DOWNLOADS page for current Handbook.