Students studying a musical instrument are required to participate in an ensemble. Ensembles are offered from beginner to advanced and offer a variety of styles.
The following ensembles are available for students to join.
Tuesday 7:25am – 8:30am
Students studying woodwind, brass and percussion instruments can join a concert band that suits their ability level. This is the group playing the most senior music in this format.
Tuesday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
is a beginner ensemble for students who are still in the early stages of
learning their instrument. This is a group for students who would like to be
extended on their instrument and enjoy the chance to play a wider variety of
music including popular and swing styles.
Wednesday 7.25am – 8:30am
formed in 2018, Singers comprises of students who love singing and would like
further choral experience in addition to their involvement with Choir. Singers
is auditioned by attendance only – those who show up are welcome.
String orchestra 2
Wednesday 7:25am – 8:30am
are welcomed to the strings program at Southport State High School as a member
of String Orchestra 2. Our ‘junior’ string orchestra, this group is an exciting
chance for young string players to find or develop a love for ensemble playing
and refine their music making skills. All violin, viola, cello and double bass
players are welcome to experience and contribute to this ensemble.
String orchestra 1
Wednesday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
Orchestra 1 is our advanced string ensemble, which extends the most elite
players at Southport State High School. This program provides a fantastic
opportunity for students demonstrating excellence in violin, viola, cello or
double bass to develop their chamber music and orchestral skills. Students are
challenged musically and technically, encouraged to develop a love for ensemble
playing and are guided to become self-sufficient and collaborative musicians.
Thursday 7:25am – 8:30am
playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drumkit, piano,
guitar and electric bass can join the Stage Band, which plays a variety of
swing, rock, modern day and Latin styles.
Thursday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
This will be another choice for those learning woodwind, brass and percussion. New to the school in 2015 due to the growth in our program, this is our beginner Concert Band. This is a band for students wanting to experience the concert band ensemble but are still learning their instrument.
Friday 7:25am – 8:30am
2014, Choir is auditioned by attendance – those who show up are welcome. Any
student that enjoys to sing is welcome to join. This group sings a wide variety
of repertoire! Choir is a great opportunity for students to find their voice in
a safe and fun environment. In addition, we welcome all those who think they
can’t sing to come learn how.
Small ensembles, quartets and trios
chamber ensembles such as saxophone ensemble, string quartets and flute trios are
formed for advanced Instrumental Music students, giving them the opportunity to
develop their ensemble skills and experience beyond their involvement in the
larger instrumental ensembles. The types of small ensembles offered changes
from year to year, depending on student ability and instrument groupings.