The Music Program at Marist College Ashgrove has a strong influence and presence within the College.
All students from Years 5 to 12 are encouraged to be involved in a variety of musical activities encompassing many standards, musical styles and genres. Over the last thirty years, Marist Ashgrove has been at the forefront of Music Education in Queensland, with students successfully participating in numerous performances, national and international tours, camps and competitions, as well as playing a vital role in the cultural and liturgical life of the College. The curricular music program offers state of the art facilities in recording, technology and performance. The cohort is one of the largest in the state, with up to six classes of Senior Music including Music Extension each year.
The co-curricular program runs in conjunction with an extensive and nationally recognised curricular music program, also involving many students from Years 5 to 12. Old Boys of the College have gone on to perform, record and compose professionally, both nationally and internationally in a variety of genres and ensembles. Some of these include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, The Paris Opera Orchestra, Nigel Kennedy, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, The Ten Tenors, James Morrison and rock group Ball Park Music. There have also been multiple Queensland Music Award and Aria Award nominees and winners.
Marist College Ashgrove’s Music Co-Curricular Music Program involves more than 600 boys from Years 5 to 12 in and comprises of two distinct areas; Ensembles and Instrumental Tuition.