The RCHK Performing Arts department offers a diverse range of teacher-led music ensembles for our students to develop their performance skills starting in Term 2. The RCHK Music Team will be offering their expertise in wind, brass, and string specialisms.
- RCHK Jazz Ensemble
Learn how to improvise and how to play the xylophone in our RCHK Jazz Ensemble. We will play a selection of jazz standards, popular tunes, and original compositions suitable for young musicians. Students will explore different styles within Jazz, such as Swing, Blues, and Latin Jazz.
This ensemble is open to all students from Years 4 to 8, regardless of their musical training, starting weekly rehearsals in week one, Term 2.
We will meet in Mr. Garcia’s music room every Wednesday at 3:15pm. If you are interested, please email Mr. Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Renaissance Strings
This ensemble will offer dynamic string performance techniques exploring a range of repertoire from World Music, Classical, Baroque, Pop and Jazz.
This ensemble is open to students who can read music, and can play their instrument to approximately grade 3 standard or above. We welcome sign-ups from violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists, from years Year 4 to Year 8.
The ensemble will run from week one, Term 2, in PAC 301 on Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Please contact the Music Coordinator Mrs Nicholson, on email@example.com for more information and to sign up.
- RCHK Senior Orchestra
The Secondary orchestra will begin in week one, term 2, every Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm in room PAC301. We will be playing from a wide range of musical styles while working on sight reading and ensemble playing skills.
Prior orchestral experience is not a prerequisite. If you are between Years 8 and 13 with at least Grade 4 ABRSM level on your instrument and are committed to individual practices and weekly rehearsal, you are welcome to join. You will need to provide your own instrument for rehearsals. The instruments we are looking for include Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Keyboard.
- RCHK Beginning Band
Students in Year 6, Year 7, and Year 8 are welcome to sign up for our beginning band ensemble! This is for any student who wishes to begin learning how to play the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or percussion instruments. We will meet every Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm in PAC 101 starting week one, Term 2, and running until June.
Students will test out their top three instrument choices to find the best fit for them before deciding on an instrument to play for the rest of the year. Please fill out this Google form to sign up for our beginning band and put down your top three instrument choices. Feel free to email Ms. Conti at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thanks to the generous investment of RAPT, students can loan a wind or brass instrument for their participation in Beginning Band.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Music Coordinator / Advisor T11