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.  


  • 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.


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 

Contact the BGS Music School on 8591 2258 or email

Friends of Music Welcome Evening

Welcome to the newest addition to our BGS Music family, our Kawai Grand Piano!

As part of the newly refurbished and very impressive GBR Hall, a grand piano now holds pride of place to be enjoyed for generations to come at BGS, with thanks to the generous donation by the Friends of Music plus the BGS families and staff who bought the 88 keys, pedals and stool to make this possible.

The piano was unveiled at our Term 2 welcome evening and was showcased by VCE 3/4 students with an accompanying commissioned art work by Luca Spampinato (Year 11). 

Your Music Captains for 2021!

Whole School and Secondary School

(L-R): Eric Sima (Vice-Captain of Music), Declan Hayes (Captain of Music)

Back (L-R), Mr Kurt Abell (Head of Instrumental Music), Lucas Hiscock (Leader of Intermediate Big Band), Cameron Hathway (Leader of Senior Choir), Eric Stone (Leader of Senior Concert Band), Declan Hayes (Leader of Senior Big Band / Captain of Music), Joshua McCahon (Leader of Intermediate Concert Band) Front (L-R) Lucas Williamson (Leader of Corelli String Orchestra), Eric Sima (Vice-Captain of Music), Jared Thomas (Leader of Meliora Voices), Tony Li (Leader of Symphony Orchestra), Absent: Huw Thomas (Leader of Meliora String Orchestra)

Junior School

Secondary School Term 1 Recitals

Year 9 Music boys

VCE Music Performance boys