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Music at St Philip's Christian College enriches the whole community and is an activity that most students enjoy. They can be part of a choir, stage or concert band, instrumental ensemble or chapel band. Music is an important core subject in years K-8 and an exciting elective subject for students in year 9-12. All 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, has the ability to touch the innermost soul of a person, and bring about a very meaningful experience.

There are a number of private instrumental tutors who are available to teach individual lessons from St Philip's Christian College. 

Lessons are available for:

  • 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

The private Instrumental Music teachers are professionally qualified, highly experienced, and offer 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:

  • Junior School Pop Choir (Yr 1-2)
  • Junior School Choir (Yr 2 - 4)
  • Junior School Percussion Ensemble (Yr 4)
  • Junior String Ensemble (K-6)
  • SPCC Drumline
  • Junior School Training Band
  • Middle School Training Band
  • Middle School Choir
  • SPCC Concert Band (Yr 7-12)
  • SPCC Stage Band (Yr 7 - 12)
  • Senior String Ensemble (Yr 7 – 12)
  • Senior School Choir (Yr 9 - 12)
  • Sub-School Rock Bands
  • Chapel Band