The Instrumental Music Program at SMT offers a place for every student who wants to continue their music journey and fulfil their musical talent.
The Program is an ensemble-based, co-curricular program that offers students a variety of ensembles to suit their playing ability.
With SMT currently offering 10 ensembles, the program ensures that students of all abilities will have the opportunity to hone their skills and explore their musical interests.
SMT provides ensemble opportunities for the following instruments:
String Ensembles: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Concert Bands: Flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Orchestra Percussion
Jazz Band: Alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum Kit
Percussion Ensembles: Orchestral percussion such as mallet percussion (glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba), timpani, snare drum, bass drum, timbale, congas, bongos and auxiliary instruments.
Percussion Ensemble 1
Percussion Ensemble 2
The school offers a 35 minute group lesson for every student to assist them with their technical development on their instrument. The students work alongside specialist music teachers who provide expert guidance, enabling the students to hone their technique and expressive ability.
Years 7 – 9 Students: Lessons take place during the school day and students leave class to attend their music lesson
Years 10 -12 Students: Lessons take place outside of class at a convenient time.