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WGC Music

Music will show you what to do with your life.
It is necessary to know facts, but music will enable you to see past facts to the very essence of things – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Music at WGC

The Wellington Girls’ College Music Department is a lively and busy part of the school.  Students are encouraged to get involved, to explore new horizons, and to have fun working together.  There are music option classes at every level, and a wide variety of opportunities within our co-curricular programme.  All students taking music as a subject are expected to be part of one or more of the school’s performing groups, but there are also many

other students in these groups, and in positions of leadership. Senior students take leadership roles AS Music Leaders within each of our performing groups.

Any enquiries regarding music should be addressed to the HOD Music: nicola.sutherland@wgc.school.nz

Itinerant Music Lessons

Itinerant Music Lessons are available during school time.
For detailed information about lessons and for registration please CLICK HERE

Music Performing Groups

At WGC we offer orchestra, concert and big band, barbershop, and 3 different choirs.

Some of our departmental performing groups are run in combination with our brother school, Wellington College, and all are directed by staff, or experienced musicians from outside the school.

We are represented annually at The Big Sing, WeBO (Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival), the Barbershop Competition, and the Tauranga and Manawatu Jazz Festivals, and run our own concerts and open rehearsals each term.

WGC students are regularly also members of NZSSC, NZSSSO, Sacred Heart Cathedral Scholars, Wellington Youth Orchestra and the Wellington City Concert Band, and our singer/songwriters have more recently begun to feature in Smokefree Rockquest.

For detailed information about the Music Performing Groups, including rehearsals, fees, audition and registration details etc. please CLICK HERE

Music Leaders

Year 12 and 13 students can apply to be Music Leaders, and appointments are made at the beginning of each year.  There are opportunities within each of the performing groups and also some administrative roles.

To apply to be a Music Leader CLICK HERE

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