31st August 2017
Over two performance nights on 8th and 9th August, more than 600 Girton Grammar School students from the Junior School and Senior School will take to the Ulumbarra stage in a vocal and instrumental showcase, likely to be the largest of its kind in Regional Australia.
Headmaster at Girton Grammar School, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that in the past decade, Girton Grammar School has experienced extraordinary growth when it comes to music.
“Ten years ago, approximately 175 music lessons were conducted in the school every week.
“Now, each week approximately 600 lessons of every kind are conducted across the Junior School and Senior School, almost certainly equating to the largest Regional music program in the country.
“We have some of the finest musicians on our teaching staff, constantly inspiring students to reach new heights.
“We also invite working professional musicians regularly to the school to conduct workshops with our students so that they can learn first-hand all about playing music at an elite level,” Mr Maruff said.
The Girton Grammar School Ensembles Showcase events will feature a range of vocal and instrumental performances ranging from the Grade 3 and 4 ‘Poco Strings’ and the Junior Performance Choir through to the Senior School symphony orchestra with over 26 strings players.
“The standard of our Ensembles Showcases is exceptional and the students are very excited about performing on the Ulumbarra stage.
“Public performances within the school and broader community are an important part of our music program, giving the students clear goals to work towards and teaching students to take risks.
“I invite anyone with a love of music to come along and enjoy an incredible range of musical items played by some of the best musicians in this Region,” Mr Maruff said.
Photos from the 2016 Ensembles Showcase: