Music Programs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​San Sisto College has a​ Music Program with outstanding instrumental teachers and band conductors​ to assist in the musicianship development of each student.

Core Ensembles

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CONCERT BAND - SSC Concert Jazz

This band is for players of woodwind, brass

 and percussion instruments with limited opportunities for keyboard, guitar and bass guitar players, across Years 7–12. This ensemble plays standard concert band repertoire as well as Jazz scores. 

SAN SISTO COLLEGE CHOIR – Veritas Voices  

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. 

STRING ENSEMBLE – Siena Strings  

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. 


Smaller Ensembles

FLUTE ENSEMBLE – Finnegan's Flutes  

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. 

CLARINET ENSEMBLE  ​

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.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE – Mother Lilia Percussion Ensemble

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. 



​​Auditioned Ensembles

ADVANCED VOCAL ENSEMBLE - Vox Angelicus  

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. 

CONTEMPORARY BAND - The Oranges 

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. Members are usually selected from Years 9 to 12.

LITURGICAL ENSEMBLE - Seignadou  

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. 

Private Tuition

Private ​​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 Program

Students may elect their lesson to be either:

  • Private 30 mins ($36) 
  • Private 1 hour ($72) 
  • Shared 30 mins ($24 per student) 
A fortnightly lesson arrangement may be negotiated with individual tutors.

 
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