​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Students are provided the opportunity to explore and develop their musical ability through individual and group music lessons with a qualified and experienced music tutor. Lessons meet students' individual musical ability and needs, and motivate students to explore and recognise a variety of musical literature.

Lessons take place during, before, and after school hours with new timetables issued each term. Reporting and assessment of performance musicality, technique, knowledge, and understanding is undertaken each semester.

Students supply their own instruments, or the College can arrange instrument hire if necessary. Lessons are available in the following instruments:

  • Brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba)

  • Guitar (acoustic, electric, and bass)

  • Percussion (drum kit)​

  • Piano

  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, and double bass)

  • Vocal

  • Woodwind (flute, clarinet, alto/tenor, and baritone sax)

Download the Instrumental Music 2022 Handbook for more information on lesson structure, availability, timetables, and fees.


Our musical student cohorts often perform together in many performances including ensembles, bands, choirs, and orchestras directed and coordinated by the College's musical staff.

The College is frequently invited to participate in Eisteddfods and other instrumental music competitions and festivals throughout Queensland and New South Wales, including:

  • ANZAC City and  RSL Sunnybank March; 
  • Battle of the Rock Bands; 
  • Caboolture Band Festival (St Columban's College); 
  • College Assemblies, Academic Evening of Excellence, Cultural Awards Evening, Sports Awards Evening, Visitor Days, etc.; 
  • Eisteddfods (e.g. Qld Percussion Eisteddfod, Sheldon College); 
  • Gala Performance Evenings (e.g., Live Your Joy featuring Lai Utovou, 2019); 
  • Local School fetes and carnivals; 
  • Queensland Catholic Music Festival (Villanova College); and
  • Rockfest. 

Service to the wider community is an important aspect of the Instrumental Co-curricular Program as well as participating in competitions.​​

The College bands, choirs, and ensembles include:​

  • Chamber Strings
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • College Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Contemporary Choir
  • Djembe Band
  • Drum Line
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Junior Contemporary Band
  • Junior Pop Band
  • Junior Rock Band
  • Marching Band and Colour Guard
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Performance Choir
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble​

STMC College bands, choirs, and ensembles - further information..pdf


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