Performing Arts

AT THE PREP, WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS!

The Prep Music Department has three teachers on staff and more than instrumental staff. Over 400 Prep boys learn a musical instrument. Students at Knox Prep have access to the stunning new Knox Junior Academy and Performing Arts Centre located at the Senior School.

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.

Our bands and ensembles have been successful in many recent competitions, including several gold medals at the NSW School Band Festival.

A GLIMPSE OF PERFORMING ARTS

 

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