Music Programs

With our outstanding instrumental teachers and band conductors our girls' musicianship is expected to further develop. For further information, please click the link to the San Sisto Music Handbook for parents and students.

 

Ensembles in 2018

CORE ENSEMBLES

CONCERT BAND - Mother Mary Molloy Concert Band (Rehersals Tuesday from 3.15 - 4.30 pm)

This band is for players of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments with limited opportunities for keyboard players across Years 7–12. The Concert Band is the largest ensemble in the College and we have enjoyed watching its growth, not just in size, but in it's performance.  The Mother Mary Molloy Concert Band is conducted and directed by Mr Adrian Moran.

 

SAN SISTO COLLEGE CHOIR – Veritas Voices (Rehersals Thursday from 3.15 - 4.30 pm)

The choir is made up of girls from Year 7 –12.  This ensemble is not auditioned, with the emphasis being on the enjoyment and sense of achievement created by regular rehearsals and performances.  All students are encouraged to join the choir to develop their musical skills and build new friendships. All instrumental students are especially encouraged to be members of the choir as it contributes positively to the development of aural skills and notation reading.  Veritas Voices is conducted and directed by Ms Stephanie Dick.

 

STRING ENSEMBLE – Siena Strings (Rehersals Wednesday from 7.20 - 8.20 am)

The String Ensemble consists of students from Year 7 – 12 who are able to play a string instrument – violin, viola, cello or double bass. The ensemble works on varying repertoire and performs regularly in the College. Siena Strings is conducted and directed by Miss Annie Silva.

 

SMALLER ENSEMBLES

FLUTE ENSEMBLE – Finnegan's Flutes  (Rehersals Monday from 7.20 - 8.20 am)

This smaller ensemble offers our flautists the opportunity to hone their skills and to focus on their tunefulness and harmonic balance. Flautists may choose between this ensemble or our concert band with many of our students electing to be in both.  Finnegan's Flutes is conducted and directed by Ms Jo Lagerlow.

 

CLARINET ENSEMBLE  (Rehersals Wednesday from 7.20 - 8.20 am)

Our clarinet players may choose between joining the clarinet ensemble or our concert band, however the majority of our existing students elect to be in both.  One of the main benefits of being in a small ensemble is that closer attention and knowledge of the instrument can be provided from the conductor whose expertise lies in that particular instrument. The Clarinet Ensemble is conducted and directed by Mr Pierce Hurne.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE – Mother Lilia Percussion Ensemble
(Rehersals Friday from 7.20 - 8.20 am)

The percussion ensemble uses tuned (xylophone, glockenspiel, timpani), untuned instruments (drum kit, snare drum, cymbals), auxiliary instruments like cowbell, rain-maker, triangle and body percussion to play interesting and contemporary pieces of music. This group welcomes any student involved in the program who can read music. Piano students may consider joining the ensemble as playing a tuned percussion instrument, such as a xylophone, is an extension of their skills.  The Mother Lilia Percussion Ensemble is conducted and directed by Miss Lorraine Fung.

 

AUDITIONED ENSEMBLES

ADVANCED VOCAL ENSEMBLE - Vox Angelicus (Rehersals Thursday from 7.20 - 8.20 am)

This specialist group of singers are chosen after an audition process. Students who are advanced vocalists and performers are selected to rehearse and perform exciting a Capella pieces of music. The group focuses on singing in harmony, developing performance concepts as a group and stage presence. Please note, members of this group must also be committed members of Veritas Voices. Members are usually selected from Yr 9 – Yr 12.  Vox Angelicus is conducted and directed by Ms Stephanie Dick. 

 

CONTEMPORARY BAND - The Oranges (Rehersals Friday from 3.15 - 4.30 pm)

The college contemporary band is an auditioned group whose repertoire is based on popular and rock music which is selected by the group. It offers guitar students, other instrumentalists and vocalists the opportunity to play in a small ensemble. The Oranges play at a variety of school and community events and is coordinated by Mrs Jodi-May Hart & Mr Michael Anderson

 

LITURGICAL ENSEMBLE - Seignadou (Rehersals Monday from 3.15 - 4.30 pm)

Music is an integral part of our college liturgical celebrations and Seignadou leads our College on these such occasions. The ensemble supports the congregation and student body during liturgies, masses and assembles as well as being a part of our performance program.  Members are usually selected from Yr 10 – Yr 12. Seignadou is conducted and directed by Mrs Jodi-May Hart

 

Private Lessons


Tuition in instrumental and vocal music is offered at San Sisto College. Students can elect to have individual or shared tuition in a number of instruments and the choices available are outlined below.

​Brass – Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba ​Upper Strings – Violin, Viola
​Woodwind – Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone – Alto, Tenor and Baritone, Oboe, Bassoon. ​Lower Strings – Cello, Double Bass
​Orchestral Percussion, Drum Kit​Voice
​Piano​Guitar
​Theory of Music ​Bass Guitar
 
** Orchestral Percussion involves tuition on all percussion instruments - glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba, hand held percussion as well as drumkit.
INSTRUMENTAL & VOICE PROGRAMME
  • Students may elect their lesson to be either: 
    Private 30 mins ($34) 
  • Private 1 hour ($68) 
  • Shared 30 mins ($22.50 per student) 
A fortnightly lesson arrangement may be negotiated with individual tutors.
 
For more information on the Co-curricular Music Program, download the Music Handbook here San Sisto Music Handbook.