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, Suzanne on bgs.fom@gmail.comsuzannedow@bigpond.com

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

Semester 1 2019 Fundraising 

Wind, Brass and Percussion Concert — Priority Seating tickets

It’s Term 2 and the Wind, Brass and Percussion Concert is fast approaching. To support all Music students, Friends of Music are offering priority seating in the front few rows of St Andrews Church for $10. Beat the rush and support the club that supports your boys. (All other seating is free). 

BGS Music Hoodies

“WINTER IS COMING” …. so is Music Camp, a hoodie is just what you need to show your support! 

 

Fundraising Raffle, VIP Tickets to see Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Her Majesty’s Theatre

With thanks to Her Majesty’s Theatre BGS Friends of Music proudly offers an unforgettable opportunity to see this world class show! 

At Her Majesty’s Theatre from August 2019 the prize includes:
– 2 Front Row Dress Circle Producer’s Reserve seats
– Your own private lounge pre show and interval in the Directors Box 
– A bottle of Domain Chandon on arrival in the Box

Click below to buy a ticket. To be drawn Thursday 20 June 2019. 

Orchestral, Guitar & Choral — Priority Seating tickets

To support all Music students, Friends of Music are offering priority seating in the front few rows of St Andrews Church for $10. Beat the rush and support the club that supports your kids. (All other seating is free). 

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018 VCE Music students