MUSIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS CALENDER
Our extensive Music events calendar may be accessed via the Parent Portal.
BANDS, ENSEMBLES & CHOIRS
All those who learn an orchestral instrument are encouraged to join an appropriate ensemble. Most musicians will be in more than one ensemble, allowing them to gain experience of different music, styles and instrumental combinations. Our Choirs rehearse
CONCERTS & FESTIVALS
There are regular concerts and frequent informal concerts given by students, joint productions with local community organisations such as Cairns Brass Band, Cairns Choral Society and in-house competitions such as Young Musician of the Year and Voice of St Andrew's.
In 2015 Head of Department - Music, Ms Maureen Cameron spearheaded the production of ANZAC Reflections honouring the ANZAC Centenary commemorating the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces in Anzac Cove in 1915. With St Andrew’s playing a key role in bringing the event to fruition.
In 2016 Ms Cameron also spearheaded the launch of The Gift of Music charity appeal. Part of this charity appeal was 3 concerts at ‘The Tanks’ involving school and community ensembles and choirs from across the region. All profits from the 2016 appeal were shared between our 3 supported charities: Rosies - Friends on the Street, St Vincent de Paul and Friends of Himalayan Children.
Each year, a number of professional masterclass days are organised by the St Andrew's Catholic College Music Department. Professional musicians perform for students at the
STATE HONOURS PROGRAM
This well-respected program brings together the finest young musicians, under the tutelage of a team of eminent international and national conductors, in a world-class environment. Its pursuit of excellence defines it as the highest quality performance avenue available to young ensemble-based instrumentalists outside of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Young Conservatorium.
For more information about this program please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All students who have instrumental lessons at the College join one of our Ensembles as soon as they learn the first 5 notes. All students are actively encouraged to sing in one of the many choirs and projects at the College. We are very proud of our growing musical tradition at St Andrew's and boasts some of the most highly regarded instrumental staff in the area and beyond.
ST ANDREW’S MUSIC COMMITTEE
Our Music Committee is a group of dedicated music parents who support St Andrew’s Catholic College Music Department through fund-raising and assisting at events.
The duties of this committee include helping at concerts (setting up and running canteens and selling tickets) as well as helping out with Sponsored Playing Day, Young Musician of the Year and whatever else is required. The committee has also been successful in securing grants for the Music Department in the past.
Head of Music
Assistant Head of Music
College Liaison Officer
Rachel Stein, Kerry Newstead
Linda Gordon, Rita White, Janelle Owens, Jodi Cox, Na Young Lee, Amanda Garven