Friends of Music

Friends of Music (FOM)

We are a group of parents and teachers passionate about the role of music in your son’s life and the benefits that flow from it.  We are committed to providing a nurturing environment that recognises and caters for the different needs of students.  

Some background

Music occupies a central place in cultural life of the School. Over 60% of the boys actively participate in music activities ranging from Choir to Orchestra to Concert Bands.  BGS has over 25 Ensembles. Boys are supported in furthering their training in music, with the provision of private tuition in a wide range of musical instruments and voice; preparation for AMEB exams; and studying Music as a VCE subject up to and including Year 12.  

Purpose 

  • To raise the profile of music at Brighton Grammar School and within the wider community.
  • To enrich the musical life of the boys at Brighton Grammar School.
  • To provide an opportunity for parents to participate in the diverse musical life of the school.

Activities

FoM gets involved in a diverse range of activities including

  • Providing refreshments, at school concerts and functions
  • Providing in-house workshops for students by visiting professional musicians
  • Raising funds to provide miscellaneous items for the Music School

How to get involved

If you like meeting other people, want to contribute to the school community, enjoy good company and love going to musical theatre or opera this might be the group for you!  Why not come to our meeting – always informal and friendly.  

We generally have three areas we need volunteers for, being Stage Crew, Library and General Committee, if you’re interested please let us know here!

You can also join the Friends of Music Facebook Group.  

To find out more 

Contact Friends of Music President, Brigitte on bgs.fom@gmail.combrigitte.mcgregor@bigpond.com 

Contact the BGS Music School on 8591 2258 or email music@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

Make it count and keep on playing!

We did it! Christmas has definitely come early and all 88 keys (and stool and foot pedals!) have been bought by our school families!  

As part of the newly refurbished and very impressive GBR Hall, a grand piano will hold pride of place to be enjoyed for generations to come at BGS, and the donation by the Friends of Music plus the families who bought the keys has made this happen. 

We hope to unveil the piano in 2021 with an accompanying commissioned art work by Luca Spampinato (Year 10, 2020). Stay tuned! 

 

 

 

Your Music Captains for 2020!

Year 12 Farewell Lunch