Students studying a musical instrument as part of the Instrumental Music program are required to participate in an ensemble. Each student will be placed in at least one of the following ensembles by their teacher at the beginning of each school year.
Monday 7:30am – 8:30am
Chamber Orchestra is our advanced string ensemble, which extends the most experienced 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.
String Orchestra 2
Monday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
All students learning violin, viola, cello and double bass at Southport State High School are part of String Orchestra 2. This group offers an exciting opportunity for young string players to find or develop a love for ensemble playing and refine their music making skills. They also have the opportunity learn from the senior students in the ensemble who serve as role models in instrument technique and expression.
Tuesday 7:30am – 8:30am
Students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments move into Wind Ensemble once they have been learning their instrument for a number of years. This is our senior group in the concert band format.
Tuesday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
Jazz Band is an ensemble for students who are in the early stages of learning their instrument. It offers an extension for those who would like the chance to play a wider variety of music, including popular and swing styles.
Thursday 7:30am – 8:30am
Students playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, piano, guitar and electric bass can join Big Band, which plays a variety of swing, rock, funk and pop styles.
Thursday 2:55pm – 4:00pm
Our Concert Band is an ensemble for students learning woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Concert Band allows students who are still learning their instrument to experience the concert band ensemble format.
Friday 7:30am – 8:30am
Any student who enjoys singing is welcome to join the Choir at Southport State High. In addition, we welcome all those who think they can't sing to come along and discover that everyone has a voice and can learn to sing. This group sings a wide variety of repertoire and offers a wonderful opportunity for students to find their voice in a safe and fun environment.