Music is an important part of life at Bacchus Marsh Grammar. Students are strongly encouraged to explore our diverse range of music experiences for their own personal enjoyment and because the disciplines and skills they acquire have important flow-on effects in other areas of their development.
Prep – Grade 4 Choir
The Junior School offers co-curricular choral groups for students from Prep Reception to Grade 4. Students meet weekly to experience the joy of singing music as part of a large ensemble and perform at a variety of events throughout the school year. It is compulsory for students involved in the Prep/Grade 1 Choir to perform at the Annual General Meeting.
Junior Orchestra is available to students in grades 2 to 6 who play an orchestral instrument. It covers a range of traditional and contemporary repertoire and performs at a variety of events throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to continue their instrumental lessons while in the orchestra in order to maximise their development and overall enjoyment within the group. Please note that Junior Orchestra is scheduled to fit in with the School Late Bus Service.
Junior Stage Band
Junior Stage Band is available to students in grades 2 to 6 who play a rhythm section, brass, stringed or woodwind instrument. The group covers a range of styles including blues, Latin, funk and jazz repertoire and performs at a range of events throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to continue instrumental lessons while in the band in order to maximise their development and overall enjoyment within the group.
Participation in a range of bands, choirs and ensembles is offered to students after school. The groups available for students in grades 5 to 8 are:
- Year 7/8 Band
- Senior Stage Band (years 7 to 12)
- Senior Orchestra (years 7 to 12)
- Grades 5 to 8 Choir
- Junior Stage Band (grades 2 to 6)
- Junior Orchestra (grades 2 to 6)
Instrumental Music Lessons
Students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument. These lessons are available during the school day and tuition fees are in addition to the school fees. Full details are available in the Handbook.
Middle School Musical
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of roles in the Middle School musical or play. This special experience provides them with the opportunity to share their talent and teamwork with the wider school community.