Extensive music, drama and performance activities are offered at Knox to expand and challenge students in all year groups. Every boy has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, play in a band, take part in a drama production or learn technical skills through the Knox Academy of the Performing Arts.
We believe every Knox boy should have the opportunity to explore their musical skill through learning an instrument of their choice, and experience the fun of playing in ensembles. We offer private lessons for over 30 different instruments.
There are opportunities for boys to be the lead, join the chorus, work backstage or operate the lights and sound. Musical and drama productions are held at the Senior School every year and feature girls from local schools. Hugh Jackman and Hugo Weaving started out in Knox performances.
Boys are encouraged to join our wind ensemble, jazz band, big band, rock band or play in the band for the annual musical. We have approximately 20 bands which cover all ability levels and musical styles. Our groups tour overseas and perform concerts and eisteddfods.
Boys can sing their hearts out with our extensive choir and curriculum music programs. Our choral groups sing all types of musical styles.
Established in 1946, the much loved Knox Pipe Band plays at commemorative events such as the Anzac Day Parade in Sydney and participates in competitions across Australia. The Senior School Pipe Band practices two mornings a week and is open to all boys.
Each year, boys are invited to form bands and audition for the opportunity to play in front of the entire school in the Knox Battle of the Bands. Student-based rock, pop and contemporary bands can also rehearse each week with guidance from a staff member.
Knox Academy of Performing Arts brochure (2406 KB)