Engadine High School

A bit about Music at EHS

The Music department at Engadine High School aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop their musical abilities and potential in the areas of performance, composition, listening and musicology. Music plays an important role in the lives of young adults and is a medium of personal expression. Students are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for active engagement and enjoyment in the ‘musical arena’, and to allow a range of music to have a continuing role in their lives.

Our music facilities include:

  • two fully refurbished performance spaces
  • four private practise studios
  • a recording studio and
  • digital composition lab.

Emphasis is placed on the development of performance skills on the students chosen instrument e.g. guitar, drums, and vocal. Students will develop their compositional skills by studying compositions from within existing music styles and continued experimentation of the music concepts with or without the aid of music technology. The music performed and analysed covers a wide variety of styles in elective topics with particular emphasis on Australian Music, a compulsory topic. Students will gain experience in the use of a variety of technology including computer software in our new music composition lab.

Instrumental and Vocal Music

This extension program is a core element of our performing arts program at Engadine High School. It is the largest co-curricular program at the school involving over 100 students from Years 7 – 12. Our students have enjoyed many successes within the program and have competed at many events nationally and internationally. Our students have also participated in high profile events such as Expanding Horizons, Schools Spectacular, Rotorua Rhapsody and the NSW Band Festival. The experience our students gain within our ensemble program has allowed many students to gain highly coveted places within state ensemble programs. Our students also have opportunities to participate in our Performing Arts International Tours and recently embarked on a performance tour to USA where they performed and work shopped in Los Angeles and San Diego. A highlight of our tour was a performance and workshop with Culver City High School in California can be viewed here.

The Band Linkages program in Term 4 every year operates with our local primary schools. It ensures a smooth transition to Band and an excellent retention level with our younger musicians.

Music Ensembles and Rehearsal Schedules

Ensemble Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert Band Jazz Band Vocal Group Choir Wind Ensemble Brass Ensemble
Rehearsals Monday
3:30 - 5PM
7:30 - 8:30AM
3:30 - 4:30PM
12:40 - 1:20PM
12:40 - 1:20PM
12:40 - 1:20PM
4:30 - 5PM


Ms H Crawford

Mr A Drayton