More than 20 Year 12 classroom and instrumental music students, who had continued their involvement in the music program through to their final year, had an opportunity to catch up and enjoy lunch last week, kindly provided by our wonderful Friends of Music. Boys were also presented with a device beanbag as a gift from […]
There’s been a few activities Music at BGS this week from Anzac Day to a message from the School Music Leaders.
Once again this week, St Andrew’s Church was filled with glorious music, as the boys and Music staff presented the Bands Showcase Concert. Featuring the Concert Bands and Jazz Ensembles from across the whole school, the night highlighted the music journey available to wind, brass and percussion instrumentalists at BGS. Junior School bands opened […]
St Andrew’s Church was filled with the sound of strings, as the boys and Music Department presented the Strings Spectacular Concert. Featuring string ensembles and orchestra from across the whole school, this performance highlighted the journey available to string instrumentalists as they progress through the years. The concert opened with the Wilson House String Orchestra, […]
Last week, over 300 students from Years 4–12 performed in the Strings Spectacular and Bands Showcase concerts. These events, affectionately referred to as the ‘Journey’ concerts, highlight the musical journey that the boys can enjoy as they move up through the various levels of the School. It is also an incredible opportunity for the younger […]
Yesterday, the Senior Concert Band performed at the Victorian School Music Festival, where they received a Gold Award in their section! As well as their performance, the Band participated in a workshop with the Chief Adjudicator of the Festival, Dr Matthew McInturf, from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. It was a great experience […]
Picture this. The date is 1842 and the population of Melbourne is just 6000. In the tiny settlement of Brighton, the first church building, barely able to seat 100, is opened. It happens to be St Andrew’s Day, so the church is named St Andrew’s. A choir is formed. This choir, now Victoria’s oldest, has […]
The Generations in Jazz Festival, held annually in Mount Gambier, is billed as ‘the ultimate three-day jam session for several thousand artists at varying stages of their musical journey’. It brings together more than 4000 of Australia’s most talented musicians and a line-up of world-famous artists. Secondary school students from more than 100 Australian schools […]