At Glen Eira College students participate in a range of musical and performance opportunities that provide them with a variety of skills that contribute to their overall personal development. The benefits to students are evident in the energetic and confident students here at our college. By engaging in the arts our students nurture the development of cognitive, social and personal competencies.
Instrumental Music Program
The Instrumental Music Program at Glen Eira College provides students a choice of the following instruments:
- Woodwind – saxophone, clarinet, flute
- Brass – trumpet, trombone, tuba
- Percussion & drumkit
- Guitar – acoustic and electric
- Bass Guitar
- Strings – violin, viola & cello
All instrumental students participate in ensembles that rehearse at lunchtime or after school. Being part of a musical ensemble develops student’s time management, organisational skills, perseverance, coordination, responsibility, concentration and team skills. Students also improve their listening and social skills performing in these groups.
Ensembles at Glen Eira College include:
- Stage Band (All instrumental students including Strings and Choir) – Thursday afterschool
- Choir – Friday lunch time
- Saxophone Ensemble – Thursday lunchtime
- String Ensemble – Wednesday afterschool
- Percussion Ensemble – Monday lunchtime
- Acapella Singing Group – Thursday lunchtime
- Flute ensemble – Thursday lunch
- Rock Bands (Senior & Junior)
Many performance opportunities are created for students each year. In 2016 students have again joined with other regional schools for the annual Singfest singing in four part harmony. Students sang in the Mass Choir for the Victorian Schools Spectacular at Hisense Arena and for the first time we also had students in the technical team playing important roles in putting the wonderful together. Students also perform at the Relay for Life event.
The 2016 musical production was a change for Glen Eira with students presenting a variety night of musical theatre numbers at the close of semester one. The variety night featured spectacular ensemble and solo performances from our talented Glen Eira student body, including a special feature for our new year 7 students. This show took the audience on a journey through history focussing on revolutions and the changes that these have brought to our modern society. Technical and backstage crew is made up of a dedicated group of students whose enthusiasm and professionalism is truly impressive.
For further details please contact Laura Baker – Goldsmith our Performing Arts Coordinator at the college.