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Music News


Battle of the Bands

The 2019 edition of Battle of the Bands arguably provided the most consistently high standard across a wide variety of groups making it very difficult for the judges to arrive at a decision. Aria award winning old boy Tyrone Noonan commented on the amazing music culture that currently exists at the College and awarded a tight first place to Born (Henry Weinert, Jacob Johnson and Sam Weinert). Second place went to Year 11 band Slippery Toes and third place to Year 12 students The Half Grains. Well done to the nine bands who participated in this year’s event.


Winter Concert and May Ensembles Concert

Well done to the boys involved in these concerts. Both events gave testament to the great work that is going on with our beginner, developing and advanced ensembles. 2019 is proving to be a great year for music here at Marist.


Percussion Spectacular 2019

Last weekend Percussion Ensemble 1 joined ensembles from Somerville House, Mt Alvernia, Padua College, and Ormiston College in an afternoon of collaborative music making. As promised, the event provided a musically enriching experience for our students and a great opportunity to work with percussionists from other schools. The boys are to be congratulated on their high level of performance.


Dr Andrew Butt
Head of Music
Co-curricular Music




Studio Concerts
Monday 3 June 3:30pm, Experimental Theatre, Draney Theatre, Green Room and Blue Room.

These intimate concerts will give our piano, guitar, brass, woodwind, string, percussion and vocal students an opportunity to share their solo recital skills in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Admission: Free


Champagnat Day Mass
Thursday 6 June, Champagnat Centre

The College community celebrates Champagnat Day. This service involves Chamber and Performance Choir and Liturgical Combo.


Semester 1 Concert Celebration
Thursday 6 June 6:30pm, Draney Theatre

This concert will present the Colleges premier ensembles in the centrepiece of the Performing and Visual Arts Centre (PVAC); the Molly and Len Draney Theatre. Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Wind Orchestra 1, Guitar Orchestra 1, Big Band 1, Percussion Ensemble 1 and Chamber Choir will all feature in a concert of outstanding music making. If you only make one concert this year this is a must. Admission: $5 per adult / Students free. Tickets can be purchased online at:


Year 5 Band and Strings Concert
Thursday June 20, 6:00pm, Draney Theatre

Come along and hear Marist’s musical stars of the future. Watch carefully for special guest appearances by some well-known School staff.

Admission: Free. Limited seating is available - bookings are essential. Tickets can be purchased online at:


College & Primary Assemblies

Throughout the semester, various small and large ensembles will feature in Chamber Music Concerts and also at both Junior School Assemblies and Secondary House Meetings. Details of performances will be available via the College Music Website and College Newsletter.

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