St John's Grammar School provides opportunities for students to take part in a variety of different ensembles including specific vocal, string, recorder, flute and mixed instrumental ensembles, which are conducted and managed by specialist teachers.
St John's Grammar School has a rich tradition of choral music on both campuses and in the wider community. Choirs are offered as extra curricular activities and rehearsals are usually run at lunchtime.
The choirs perform at a range of different events including in school performances such as Assemblies, Showcases, Cabarets and Musicals and in the community at various high profile events such as the Order of Australia Luncheon and Australia Day Ceremonies, the Heart Foundation Service and the Mitcham Hills Festival of Music.
Two of our Senior Choirs are back-to-back winners for 2008, 2009 and 2010 of the Adelaide Choral Eisteddfods gaining prize money and the Bank SA Choral Shield. Enjoy their 2011 Eisteddfod performaces on YouTube:
Bands And Ensembles
St John's Grammar School offers an extensive range of bands and ensembles throughout both the Junior and Senior campuses.
Bands and ensembles are offered as extra curricular activities and rehearsals are run each week at lunchtimes, before and after school.
There are various ensembles and bands that students can join that suit their level of ability, their desire to perform, or their choice of instrument!
The Secondary Campus offers Jazz Band, Stage Band, Studio Ensemble, Secondary School Strings, Chamber Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. The Junior Campus offers Year 4 Strings, Junior School Strings, Junior School Band, Junior School Saxophone Ensemble, Junior School Guitar Ensemble and Junior School Flute Ensemble.
The St John's Grammar Ensembles have built an excellent reputation for their confident and competent performances and the recent large growth in interest, numbers and performance standard has been extremely exciting for the school.