We have a team of wonderful and experienced music tutors who teach piano, keyboard, electric and acoustic guitar, drums, voice, woodwind, brass and bass guitar.

Lessons are conducted throughout the school day, and enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office or from music teachers Mrs Files or Mrs Boyd. There are places available now and we especially encourage year 7 students to join.

Instrument hire (strings, brass, woodwind) is available for those students that take up lessons subject to instrument availability or participate in the band program.

Singing with our Xavier Voices ensemble continues each Wednesday after school from 3-30pm until 4-30pm. New members are most welcome to join.
It is free, it is fun and no audition is necessary. All you have to do is LOVE SINGING!

Band Practice runs each Monday after school from 3-30pm until 4-30pm with Mrs Kathy Boyd. New Members are also most welcome.

Music occupies a significant place in world cultures and the recorded history of all civilisations. It is a unique symbol system that uses sound to imply meaning and convey information. Music has the capacity to cross cultural and societal boundaries. It plays a variety of important roles in the cultural and spiritual lives of people, which is reflected in its prominent place in society and its immense contribution to the global economy. At an individual level, music is a medium of personal expression that enables the sharing of ideas, feelings and experiences and all students should have the opport unity to develop their musical abilities and potential.

The study of music combines the development of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in such a way that all domains contribute equally to the act of making music. It allows for the expression of the intellect, imagination and emotion, the exploration of values, and fosters an understanding of continuity and change, as well as the connections between different times and cultures. The nature of music study also allows students to develop their capacity to manage their own learning, work together with others and engage in activity that reflects the real world practice of performers, composers and audiences.

Senior Courses offered by Music

Music 1

The purpose of Music 1 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes within a broad musical context and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school. The course provides students with opportunities to engage in a range of musical styles, including contemporary popular music, and for many, it will serve as a pathway for further training and employment in the music industry or in contemporary music fields.

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Latest Music News

Friday March 31 2017

Xavier Music Students Take On Sydney Encore Excursion

  On Monday March 20th, 18 excited music students and 2 teachers (Ms Files and Mr Ryan) attended the Encore Concert at the Sydney Opera House featuring the best performances selected from the 2016 HSC Music 1 Course. We travelled 14 hours over 2 days on a mini-bus to see a spectacular concert program over […]

Friday March 3 2017

Instrumental Enrolment Information & Music Tutor Profiles

Please find below our Xavier High School instrumental enrolment letter followed by our music tutors profiles. Enrolment Letter signed 2017 (1) Xavier High School Music Tutors – pdf

Thursday February 16 2017

On A Musical Note

  We take this opportunity to welcome you all back from holidays and look forward to another year of  exciting music making at Xavier. We have a team of wonderful and experienced music tutors who teach piano, keyboard, electric and acoustic guitar, drums, voice, woodwind and bass guitar. Lessons are conducted throughout the school day […]

Thursday December 15 2016

Music News

  On Wednesday 30th November a great night was had by all at the Kool Skools album launch at Retro Lane Café. Xavier students performed their original compositions to a very appreciative audience and Albury Mayor Kevin presented Xavier High School with our Kool Skools Certificate of Participation 2016. This Sunday December 18th promises to […]

Friday December 2 2016

Kool Skools CD Launch A Night To Remember!

Every year a selection of Albury’s most talented young musicians are chosen by their respective schools to professionally record their music at Studio 52 in Melbourne. On Wednesday November 30th our Xavier Kool Skools group were able to perform their tracks off the Kool Skools CD in front of our local Albury crowd. We are […]

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