Music and Performing Arts
St Patrick’s College has an extensive performing arts program. Our highly regarded music groups perform nationally and throughout the region and regularly enjoy a tour to Brisbane to compete in the Catholic All-Schools Music competition and to perform at the renowned ‘Ekka’ Show. All students are encouraged to participate in the College’s music program. Music is a compulsory subject in Years 7 and 8 and an elective from Year 9 to VCE. The Music Program is supported by committed staff and innovative programs to enhance skill development. St Patrick’s College is recognised as one of the leading music schools in Victoria having been regularly awarded prizes at the at the Melbourne Music festival and Royal South Street Competitions.
The College’s Performing Arts students perform a number of plays each year, enchanting audiences with both traditional and contemporary works, including an annual production with Loreto College. In 2020 the schools are combining to stage a performance of Matilda.
Students also have the opportunity to study drama as a subject from Year 7 to VCE level.
Download our Year 7 Band Information Booklet at this link.
Download our 2020 Private lessons application form at this link.
Download our Band Karate Flyer at this link.
Download our Music Handbook at this link.
Selection of Instruments
Instrumental selection will be negotiated between student and teachers are will involve completing a Selmer test and the opportunity to try various instruments prior to formalising their selection on Orientation Day.
Students learn best when they have a keen interest in an instrument and every effort is made to provide them with their first preference.
It is important that each instrumental selection has a set number of members per band in order to maintain appropriate band colour and balance.
Each concert band class is comprised of the following instruments and students are to make their choices from (note that for student who currently learn one of the below instruments – French horn, oboe and bassoon may also be options based on application).