We love music at Genesis Christian College and it forms an integral part of our school life. We are passionate about developing an appreciation of and love for music in all Genesis students.
Our instrumental ensembles and choirs perform regularly at assemblies, eisteddfods and competitions, and College events. Students are given opportunities to perform for the local community at fetes and local nursing homes.
We also have regular concerts throughout the year including:
- College ANZAC Day service
- Queensland Youth Music Awards
- Brisbane City Bands Festival
- Genesis Festival
- Mid-Winter Melodies
- Pinewoods Aged Care
- Anam Cara
- Sing 4 Joy
- Strings In Spring
- St Columbans Concert Band Spectacular
- Prestige Music Fest
Instrumental Music Program
Learning an instrument is one of the most beneficial activities to a child’s development. At Genesis we provide a quality instrumental program.
The Instrumental Music program caters for a wide variety of instruments through provision of specialised training. Students involved have opportunities to perform on Mother’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, and yearly instrumental recitals, with the transition from Primary to Secondary a seamless one.
Year 3 Strings Program
A beginner program that includes group tuition on Violin, Viola or Cello, and includes a beginner ensemble rehearsal each week. All Year 3 students are invited to participate in this program and are tested for aptitude and instrument size.
Year 4 Program
Students are invited to participate in this program. It offers group lessons on an allocated woodwind or brass instrument and students come together each week to rehearse as a beginner concert band ensemble. A small fee includes all groups lessons, ensemble participation and instrument hire. The ensemble performs at school events and local concert band festivals.
Instrumental Music Program
Private lessons are available before, during or after school in the following instruments:
- Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp
- Woodwind: flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone and bassoon
- Brass: trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium and tuba
- Orchestral percussion
- Drum kit
- Voice: jazz, contemporary and classical styles
- AMEB Music Theory
These lessons are held in our specially designed instrumental rooms, which are fully soundproof and air conditioned. AMEB exams are offered for all instruments, as well as theory, and students are encouraged to take part in the College’s ensembles, bands or choirs.
Ensembles & Choirs
- Junior Primary Choir (Years 2 and 3)
- Junior String Ensemble
- Intermediate String Ensemble
- Senior Primary Choir (Years 4, 5 and 6)
- Year 4 Band
- Primary Concert Band
- Recorder Ensemble (Years 4, 5 and 6)
- Guitar Ensemble
- Percussion Ensemble
- Brass Band
- Flute Choir
- Clarinet Choir
- Senior Strings
- Events Choir
- Show Choir
- Senior Concert Band
- Senior Jazz Band
Would you like to know more about our Instrumental Music program? Find out more here.