Spcc Newcastle 1810

For the Whole of Their Life.



Music at St Philip's Christian College enriches the whole community and is an activity that most students enjoy. The can be part of a choir, stage or concert band, instrumental ensemble or ministry band. Music is an important elective subject and students can also learn an instrument at school.

Music permeates society and plays an important part in life. It is a significant part of every culture. Music is an effective channel for people to express their God-given creativity, to communicate their feelings and emotions and to relate to the world around them. Throughout the scriptures, music is also at the heart of a person’s relationship with God and is an extremely important part of the worship experience. As a result, performing, composing and listening to music, whether secular or religious, have the ability to touch the innermost soul of a person, and bring about a very meaningful experience.

The study of Music in the Senior School aims to develop in each student the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for active participation in performing, composing and listening and to have an increased enjoyment of music.

St Philips Christian College's Music program provides students with professional education for instruments such as:

Woodwinds: Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
Strings: Violin, Viola, and Cello
Percussion (Includes Mallet Percussion and Drums)
Guitars: Electric, Acoustic and Bass
Voice: Classical and Contemporary
Piano: Classical and Contemporary

All Instrumental Music teachers are professionally qualified, highly experienced and able to provide weekly private tuition on an instrument of a student's choice. The College also strongly encourages all instrumental students to participate in one of the major bands or ensembles, including:

  • JS Choral Group (Yr 2 - 4)
  • JS Percussion Ensemble
  • Junior String Ensemble
  • MS Drumline
  • 5/6 Concert Band
  • MS Choir
  • MS Percussion Ensemble
  • Wind Orchestra (Yr 7 - 12)
  • Stage Band (Yr 7 - 12)
  • Symphony Orchestra (Yr 7 -12)
  • Senior String Ensemble
  • Senior Vocal Ensemble (Yr 9 - 12)
  • Saints Drum Line (Yr 7 - 12)


For more information regarding instrumental lessons, please contact the Music Department on newcastle.music@spcc.nsw.edu.au