Co-Curricular Music

Each ensemble exposes students to a wide variety of different musical styles, and challenges them to broaden their understanding of other periods and cultures, while developing aural and theoretical knowledge.

There are also benefits in the area of personal development through the enjoyments of belonging to a group, achieving success, improving concentration, and developing performance skills, confidence, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.

The following ensembles are available to students:

EnsembleDescription
The DelstarsThe DelStars is a choir that is open to any student in Year 1 and 2 that enjoys singing. Students in the choir will be exposed to a wide range of repertoire in order to develop a good choral sound and singing skills. The DelStars will have many performance opportunities throughout the year. Students join The Delstars simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up.
The DeltonesThe Deltones is a choir that is open to any boy in Year 3 and 4 that enjoys performing. Students in the choir will perform a range of repertoire in order to develop a good choral sound and singing skills. The Deltones will have opportunities to perform throughout the year. Students join The Deltones simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up.
Primary Girls’ ChoirThe Primary Girls’ Choir is open to all girls regardless of previous singing experience in Year 3 to 5.  Students in the choir are exposed to a variety of styles and have the opportunity to perform at a number of concerts and masses. Students join the Primary Girls’ Choir simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up.
The DivasThe Divas is a small selective choir for girls in Year 4 and 5 with excellent singing ability. The Divas have many performance opportunities throughout the year and are responsible for leading the singing at a variety of important college events. Entry into this ensemble is by audition.
Del Monte Rock BandThe Del Monte Rock band is an ensemble that is aimed at developing the performance and ensemble skills of its members through the use of specific rock repertoire. Students perform at a variety of events throughout the year. Entry is by invitation only.
String BeansThe String Beans is a string ensemble that is open to all Del Monte players of violin, viola, ‘cello and double bass, regardless of previous experience. Students will develop their playing and ensemble skills through a variety of repertoire and performance opportunities. Students join the String Beans simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up.
Intermediate ChoirThe Intermediate Choir is open to all students regardless of previous singing experience in Year 6 to 8.  Students in the choir are exposed to a variety of styles and have the opportunity to perform at a number of concerts.  Students join the Intermediate Choir simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up.
Senior ChoirThe Senior Choir is open to students of all abilities from Year 9 to 12, regardless of previous singing experience. The Senior Choir performs at many formal occasions and concerts, and the repertoire is challenging and varied. Students join the Senior Choir simply by attending a rehearsal and signing up
Contemporary Vocal EnsembleThe Contemporary Vocal Ensemble is a small, selective group for advanced students from Year 9 and above. Repertoire varies between popular, jazz and contemporary music. Entry is by invitation only.
Motet ChoirThe Motet Choir is a selective ensemble for advanced students from Year 7 and above. The Motet Choir performs at many formal occasions and concerts, and the repertoire is predominantly classically based. Entry is by invitation only.
Junior Concert BandThe Junior Concert Band is open to all woodwind, brass, keyboard, percussion, guitar and bass guitar players.  There is no audition, as the Concert Band is open to students of all abilities in Year 3 to 8. Interested students should contact the Music Department.
Senior Concert BandThe Senior Concert Band is open to all woodwind, brass, keyboard, percussion, guitar and bass guitar players.  There is no audition, as the Concert Band is open to students of all abilities in Year 9 – 12. Interested students should contact the Music Department.
Percussion EnsembleThe Percussion Ensemble is open to all students with an interest in developing their ensemble skills.  Pianists are particularly encouraged to join.
Chamber EnsembleThe Chamber Ensemble is a selective ensemble for advanced students from Year 7 and above. The Chamber Ensemble performs at many formal occasions and concerts, and the repertoire is predominantly classically based. Entry is by invitation only.
String EnsembleThe Senior String Ensemble is open to all students who learn a violin, viola, cello or double bass. Typically this will be for students in Year 6 and above, but may include students in other Years at the discretion of the String Director.
OrchestraThe College Orchestra is open to instrumentalists who are of an intermediate standard or above.  The Orchestra performs at many formal occasions and concerts, and the repertoire is challenging and varied.  Interested students should contact the Music Department.
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