Music & Choir
Music and singing at SCOTS PGC is a vibrant extension of school life. There are choirs, an annual musical, performance groups and many opportunities for students interested in musicality to find their feet at SCOTS PGC.
Students have the opportunity to join the College:
- Junior and Middle School Choir
- Senior School Choir
- Boys Vocal Ensemble
Lessons may be arranged for voice, and tuition is available in many musical instruments. Fees for music lessons are an additional cost that should be discussed initially with our Director of Music, Mrs Wendy Whittaker.
The College presents a musical every second year, with students playing a major part in its production, direction, casting, lighting, publicity, front of house, orchestral arrangement, stage management, props and set design.
Students who undertake year 9-12 music are encouraged to participate in at least one co-curricular ensemble.
Choir at SCOTS PGC
SCOTS PGC College has a long tradition of choral participation. Students can choose to be part of performance groups in all year levels. The groups of the College are non-selective and encourage participation across all abilities. Their focus is to promote the enjoyment of singing and performance.
Junior and Middle School Performance Group
The students in Years 1-6 are invited to join the Junior and Middle School Performance Group (JAM) as a co-curricular activity. There is no audition process and all children are welcome. The group will meet for two morning sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday, with additional rehearsals scheduled when working towards an event. The annual events include Assemblies, Chapel Services, the Uniting Church Spring Fair and Speech day performances. Practices will be held from 8.00am to 8.30am at Kingswood. The emphasis for the children in JAM is on enjoyment, participation and development of confidence.
Senior School Choir
There are a number of Choirs in the Senior School. The Boys Vocal Group (BVC) is open to boys from Years 7 – 12. The Senior Girls Choir welcomes girls from Years 7 – 12. These two groups also work together to perform as the Combined Choir of The SCOTS PGC College.
The repertoire of the senior choral groups includes sacred and secular songs in a variety of styles, encompassing traditional, jazz and contemporary works.
The various Senior School choirs compete at regional eisteddfods in Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe and Ipswich. The choir is asked to participate at significant school based events including the College’s ANZAC Dawn Service and Speech Day.