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Performing Arts and Music

Performing Arts

Rosebud Secondary College offers an enviable Performing Arts program designed to enhance and develop students skills in music, dance and drama. The program benefits from having access to a commercial-quality theatre (the linkSPAC) on site, particularly for VCE Theatre Studies and Music performances. Each semester, the SPAC accommodates performances from the College’s dance students; these involve students from Year 7 right up to our most experienced VCE dancers. In addition to subject offerings, the Performing Arts team offers students a wealth of other opportunities such as participating in Wakakirri, the state-wide collaboration State School Spectacular and College musicals. Our students also join with other regional schools to perform with the State Orchestra of Victoria and various other theatre productions happen throughout the year (see linkCollege Calendar for more information). The College also hosts a range of after-school programs developing the performing arts skills of our young people. Our music students utilise a range of instruments and ICT within the College’s classroom music program including keyboards, guitars and percussion. Instrumental students work with our highly- trained instrumental staff in purpose-built practice studios located in the music department. The College promotes the learning and performance of music through:

  • Classroom music for one semester of Year 7 and music electives from Year 9 to VCE
  • The option to learn a musical instrument at school
  • Opportunities to perform music individually or in various ensembles

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Instrumental Music

The following instrumental tuition is available on a class-withdrawal basis, during normal school hours. Students who participate in instrumental tuition are expected to participate in an ensemble. These are:

  • College Concert Band
  • Swing Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Flute Group
  • Training Concert Band
  • Various Rock Bands, including the annual Presentation Ball Band

Instruments available are:

  • Brass including trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, euphonium
  • Woodwind including flute, clarinet and saxophone
  • Strings including violin, viola, cello and double bass

The College provides a number of the above instruments for annual hire at very reasonable cost to parents. Students are encouraged to purchase their own instrument once they have reached a level of competence. Guitar, piano, drum and singing lessons are available on a private tuition-fee basis to students. For more information about the Instrumental Music program please contact the Head of Performing Arts.

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