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.
The Music program at Bacchus Marsh Grammar focuses on inclusion. Classroom Music from Prep to Year 12 covers a wide range of experiences from the early years Suzuki-based strings program in Grade 2, and Kodaly and Orff teaching methodologies within the Junior Music classroom, to the use of technology for composition and recording, and extensive performance experience available to all students. Through workshops, excursions, examinations, eisteddfods and concerts, our students are exposed to a high quality music education at all levels.
Bacchus Marsh Grammar offers a versatile co-curricular Music program with instrumental and choral ensembles for students of all age groups. The Choral program includes P-2 and 3-4 choirs, in addition to a Middle School (5-8) and Senior School (9-12) choir.
The Strings Program consists of various ensembles ranging from a Junior Suzuki-based group through to the Senior Orchestra.
Brass, Woodwind, Guitar, Bass and Percussion students have a number of opportunities to get involved in playing music via a number of stage bands of varied age groupings, a concert band (5-12) and student-lead groups and VCE ensembles for Senior School students. More detailed information regarding Music Ensembles can be found in the Music Handbook.
Instrumental Music Lessons
Students are encouraged to learn a musical instrument. These lessons are available during the school day on a rotating timetable, and tuition fees are in addition to the school fees. Full details are available in the 2018 Music 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.
Senior School Production
The Senior School Production is a biennial cross-curricular collaboration involving Drama, Dance and Music performance. Participating in the school production provides Year 9-11 students with the opportunity to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and to experience an enriching learning activity outside of the classroom. Whether acting, dancing, singing, playing an instrument or assisting backstage, all students have a chance to be involved and to enjoy this wonderful opportunity.