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Instrumental and Vocal Music

Kenmore State High School offers numerous opportunities for students to participate in our highly successful Instrumental Music and Vocal programs.

The following award-winning ensembles offer auditioned and unauditioned opportunities for students from Years 7 to 12:

  • 3 Concert Bands (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band)
  • Big Band
  • Percussion Ensemble 1 and 2
  • 4 String Orchestras (Camerata Strings, Sinfonia Strings, Philharmonic Strings and Nascente Strings)
  • Chorale
  • Vox Nova
  • Concordia
  • Lyric Voices.

Free tuition in woodwind, brass, strings and percussion is available at all levels to all students.

Students who undertake tuition at school are required to join an ensemble. Membership of more than one ensemble is encouraged.

Private vocal tuition and guitar tuition are also available at a cost to students.

For further enquiries regarding the Instrumental and Vocal Program, please contact PerformingArts@kenmoreshs.eq.edu.au or phone (07) 3327 1555.



Program costs

Students participating in the instrumental and vocal program will be charged $210 per annum. This fee covers the cost of music, folders, music uniform (waistcoat and bowtie), competition entry fees, some meals, bus hire, purchase and maintenance of instruments, instructors’ costs, accompanist’s costs and administration fees.

Students are able to hire the following instruments, if they are available, for $300 per year: tuba, euphonium, bass trombone, French horn, baritone and tenor saxophone, bassoon, bass clarinet and double bass. Students in senior ensembles will be required to purchase black trousers, a white shirt, black socks and black shoes to wear with the supplied waistcoat and bowtie.

Students in junior ensembles will be required to purchase black trousers, black socks, black shoes and a black music polo. The polo is to be purchased from the uniform shop.

Some optional activities may be available to students in ensembles during the year which will attract an additional fee.


Music forms


Lesson timetables


Contact

​Music program
​Contact person
​Brass
​Edward Kennedy
​Choirs
Tricia Elgar
​Guitar
Nicolas Gibson
​Percussion
Tania Savage
​Strings
​Alice O’Donnell (violin/viola)
Michael O’Loghlin (cello/double bass)
​Woodwind
Heather Conomos


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Last reviewed 23 February 2021
Last updated 23 February 2021