Director of Music: Robert Breen
Phone +61 3 8805 3826
The myriad of music ensembles, concerts, and events on offer to all TKS students allows them to experience amazing opportunities both within the classroom and co-curricular programs.
Through the Year 2 and 3 String Program and the Year 5, 6 and 7 Band Program, all students have the amazing opportunity to learn an instrument and play in ensembles as part of their classroom music curriculum.
Students of all year levels have the opportunity to learn an instrument as part of the School instrumental lesson program. These instruments include: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion (including drum kit), Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Voice and Speech & Drama. All instrumental students perform as part of the recital program and can also perform at assemblies when invited to do so.
The Knox School offers a diverse ensemble program for students of all ages and instruments.
The Band program includes the Senior Concert Band and Intermediate Wind Band and for those interested in Jazz we also have the TKS Big Band. Many small ensembles are also formed from these larger bands such as the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and numerous Guitar Ensembles. The Woodwind, Brass and Percussion students from the above ensembles join with the Chamber Strings to form the Chamber Orchestra. Kuranya Strings is a wonderful ensemble for those intermediate string players to gain some confidence while learning the finer points of ensemble playing.
The wonderful choral program at The Knox School begins with the Murana Voices for those students in year 3 to 6, they then join the Senior Choir in Year 7 and can audition for the beautiful Pengana Voices, the School’s premier vocal ensemble.
All ensembles offer wonderful performance opportunities for the students involved from representing the School at community events and services through to travelling interstate and overseas for competitions and public performances.