The Music Department at Temple Christian College offers its students a diverse range of opportunities, both within a classroom and extra-curricular context to express their interest and participation in music.
In Years 7 and 8 students experience a semester of Music, in which they are exposed to many practical opportunities to help hone their skills as budding musicians. These opportunities help students to build confidence, learn to work well with others and develop discipline as their musical potential is realised. Year 7’s participate in our Brass Program which enables them to learn trumpet or trombone with a specialist teacher, while our Year 8’s learn the basics of playing acoustic guitar and the drum kit, leading towards class ensemble opportunities. Students are able to develop their music technology skills with the variety of programs such as Garageband, Sibelius and Logic Pro, all available to use within our Mac Lab. Music is an elective subject from Years 9 -12 and students continue to study music within a historical, practical and theoretical context. Students are able to undergo more specialised Music courses as they complete SACE Stage 1 and 2 music, depending on the strengths of the student. Students are involved in many performance opportunities as a part of their classroom courses, including the Year 7 and 8 Concerts, Assemblies, Open Evening and our Music Showcase.
Temple Christian College offers a large range of ensembles for students to be involved in. Our ensembles perform at a large number of events, including exciting opportunities such as Generations in Jazz and the Balaklava Eisteddfod. Our Music students have also been asked to perform on one-off occasions such as the CSA dinner and Sturt St Church Thanksgiving services. All of the students involved in the extra-curricular ensembles are generally expected to be having regular lessons on their instrument to draw further benefits from these opportunities.
Students are invited to be involved in the following ensembles:
Musical Orchestra (biennially occurring alongside the school Musical)
Friday Morning Worship Teams
Senior Vocal Group
Vocablokes (an all-male vocal ensemble)
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Senior Jazz Combo
Senior/Junior Saxophone Ensemble
Senior/Junior Flute Ensemble
Annual Twilight Concert
Our annual Junior Twilight Concert is held during Term 4 and provides a great opportunity for music students in years 7-10 to perform for family and friends showcasing a wide variety of ensembles performances.
The 2018 Twilight Concer was held on Thursday 22 November to a very enthusiastic audience and featured a variety of solo and group performances ncluding the Jazz Combo who presented us with the funk standard Watermelon Man. Congratulations to all the students and staff who contributed to a very entertaining night. Click below for an overview of the evening’s performances.
Generation in Jazz 2018
Congratulations to Temple Christian College Mile End Campus for a great weekend at Generations in Jazz. Our students performed strongly in their stage band and vocal divisions- particular accolades to our Jazz Vocal Ensemble coming fourth place in the new Open Vocal division. Well done to all involved and we look forward to next year’s event.