Performing Arts

At the Prep, we are passionate about the Performing Arts! The Prep Music Department has three teachers on staff and 26 Instrumental Staff. Over 400 Prep boys learn a musical instrument.

Learning a musical instrument

The Prep Music Department provides private tuition in:

  • Woodwind: flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone
  • Brass: trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone horn, euphonium, tuba
  • Strings: (Suzuki and traditional) - violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Bagpipes
  • Musicianship/music theory

Bands and ensembles

Playing in a ensemble is a great way to make friends and develop teamwork skills. We offer ensemble opportunities for all year levels including:

  • Concert and Jazz Bands
  • String Ensembles and Orchestra (Junior and Senior)
  • Ensembles: Brass, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Handbell, Recorder, Saxophone, Guitar

The ensembles normally rehearse before school and at lunchtime and play at school and community events and at various competitions and eisteddfods.

Year 6 Musical - The Lion King
Prep Music Camp
Prep bagpiper at Presentation Day
Prep music students
Prep Speech Day
Year 3-4 musical

Choral music

Our Prep choirs are fully inclusive of all boys and aim to encourage boys to enjoy singing. All boys from Kindergarten to Year 2 attend choir during class time. Choir is optional for boys in Years 3 to 6, with rehearsals held before school. The choirs perform at school assemblies and other events.

Drama and theatre

Boys are given many opportunities to pursue their love of performance and drama.

  • Kindergarten - Year 2 - Major Christmas concert
  • Year 3 and 4 - Mini musical
  • Year 5 - KnoxFest Short Film Festival - Boys work in teams to create short films
  • Year 6 - Major musical production