Music

Band Program

St Paul's offers four different ensembles for your son to be involved in. All students are welcome to join these ensembles except the Senior Jazz Ensemble which is auditioned-based. The following ensembles are:

The College Big Band
The Big Band is our main multi-instrumental ensemble and rehearsals are held each Tuesday morning from 7:45am-8:45am. Students are to provide their own instruments. Our Band Director is Mrs Adrienne Grimes who can be contacted via email.

The Senior Jazz Ensemble
The Senior Jazz Ensemble is our premier instrumental ensemble which rehearses every Monday afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm. Please note this ensemble is an audition-based ensemble due to the high level of improvisational and performance abilities required. For further information regarding this ensemble please contact the College via email.

The College Liturgical Group
The Liturgical Group is an ensemble which was formed for students interested in liturgical praise through music. This ensemble performs at all our school masses throughout the year as well as performing once per month at St Mary's Church in Manly at Sunday evening mass. Rehearsals are every Tuesday at recess (as advised) and organised before every Mass during school. For further information regarding the liturgical group please contact the College via email.

Every ensemble has a semester charge for two terms of direction. Please note that these costs will be added to your son's school fees and no refunds will be given if a student withdraws from the ensemble before the end of each semester.

For further details please email the College Creative and Performing Arts Coordinator Mr Luke Edmunds or call the College office on 02 9977 5111.

Private Music Tuition

There are many different opportunities for your son to be involved in the Co-Curricular Music Program here at St Paul's. We currently offer private lessons for the following instruments:


Lessons are held weekly and in total each student receives ten lessons per term. Specialist music teachers will invoice each student for the term and fees are non-refundable. Availability of lessons will be determined by the amount of students enrolling.

Click here to download the Private Tuition Application Form for 2017.