The Music Department here at SHGC is a vibrant place, where students are given a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge.
The Music Curriculum covers practical and theoretical knowledge, alongside creating and developing musical ideas and performance. Theory and Aural (listening) are important for students who want to continue with Music into the senior school, and valuable Performance skills are gained, both in class and as part of the extra-curricular Music programme.
We have a wide range of musical groups for you to be a part of, including Jazz and Rock bands, Choirs, Chamber Music groups, Concert band; or create your own group!
We attend a variety of live performances throughout the year, both local and further afield. Some are free, others range from $4 a ticket upwards. All students welcome.
We also encourage guest performers and speakers to come into school to share their skills and experiences. These include Estere (a Wellington-based singer/songwriter), Julia Deans, Missie Moffat (local singer/songwriter), Bryony Williams (ex-SHGC pupil, now a successful professional singer.)
Music can be an amazing creative outlet, a way of developing self-confidence and an opportunity to work with others on achieving common goals.
Visit the Music Department if you want to be involved in any of the opportunities available here at SHGC.