Instrumental Music


Term 1 in the Music Department is flying and off to a great start. We would like to welcome all new families to the department as well as welcome back all of our existing Music students and their families.

Rehearsals are well underway and students are working very hard for upcoming performances. Senior Primary Choir, in particular, who had their first performance at the Primary Dedication Service after having only two rehearsals!  What an achievement.

New Ensembles

The Music Department started four new ensembles this term to accommodate growth in this area. The Secondary Concert Band has been divided in two to create the new ensemble, Middle School Concert Band, conducted by Mrs Marta Preston. Senior Concert Band continues to be conducted by Mr Steven Hannah.  Similarly, what was once known as the Secondary Jazz Band is now two ensembles; Middle School Jazz Band, conducted by Mr Matthew Hobbs, and Senior Jazz Band, conducted by Mr Steven Hannah. The growth in the Brass Band area has resulted in the creation of a Primary Brass Band in addition to our Secondary Brass Band, both conducted by Brass Teacher Mr Rowan Yates. Our Percussion department has also grown to accommodate two Percussion Ensembles this year, both conducted by our new Percussion Teacher, Mr Jow Chow. This is an exciting time in the life of our department and we can’t wait to hear these ensembles perform.

Secondary Band Camp

The first Genesis Secondary Band Camp is currently on now at QCCC Brookfield. Students departed the College on Thursday, 27 February and will return on Saturday, 29 February at QCCC. Four ensembles will rehearse – Senior and Middle School Concert Bands as well as Senior and Middle School Jazz Bands. The two days of camp are sure to be filled with new music, rehearsals, sectionals, tutorials, performance preparation and lots and lots of playing; approximately eight weeks of work in one weekend!  Thank you to Genesis Music Staff for sharing their expertise with our students and thank you to all students for their incredible hard work that we know you’ll put in.

We look forward to performing for the Genesis community very soon.

Marta Preston
Performance Music Coordinator