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Soloists’ Competition

Application Forms for the Annual Soloists’ Competition are now available from the Music Centre. Heats will begin in the week commencing Monday 1 March. Please return application forms to Mrs Campbell by Monday 22 February. The Finals Concert will be held on Wednesday 10 March 2021 under COVID safe conditions.

Primary Choir

There are still vacancies for three lucky Year 3 students to join Ms Smeulders and Primary Choir on Monday mornings from 7.50am – 8.05 am.  Please email your interest to Ms Smeulders –

Music Co-curricular Ensembles

All Music Co-curricular groups (except Saxophone Ensemble) have commenced rehearsals for 2021. 

A vast range of Music Co-curricular activities are available for students to gain valuable ensemble experience and boys are able to join at any time throughout the school year once they have reached a level of competency on their instrument and have been recommended by their Instrumental Music Teacher. It is an expectation that students will arrive at rehearsals in a timely manner so the rehearsal can begin at the scheduled time as most groups only have one rehearsal a week. It is most important that boys demonstrate a level of commitment to the ensembles for a full school year.  If boys are unable to attend a rehearsal, as a courtesy, please email the Director of the Ensemble to explain their absence as soon as possible.

If your son has expressed an interest in one of the Music  Ensembles, please email Mrs Campbell – so that you can be directed to the relevant Ensemble Director.  We still have places in Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Corelli, Mozart and Beethoven Strings.  Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for Junior Choir at this stage.

Instrumental Music Lessons

If you have not been contacted in regard to an Instrumental Music lesson time, please email Mrs Campbell for further information, or if you are a continuing student, please directly contact your 2020 Instrumental Music Teacher using the Trinity email address. There are still vacancies for students to learn Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Percussion.

Click here to download the Music Enrolment Form. For further information, please contact Mrs Campbell on 8732 4617.

Mrs Geraldine Campbell | Director of Preparatory School Music

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