The Nambour Christian College Performance and Instrumental Music Program is a performance-based program that engages the student in learning an instrument or voice from Prep to Year 12. This program seeks to provide students with outstanding opportunities to grow in their musicality and confidence, as well as the fundamental aim of the college to grow each student’s character.
At NCC we encourage students to participate in our music program as music develops the mind and hand/ body coordination in other ways. Furthermore, as most people discover, music is important to one’s soul, which is why David played his harp for Saul.
Through our Instrumental Music program students develop their amazing talents and have the opportunity to perform internationally.
Music at NCC
The College has approximately 400 students enrolled in instrumental music tuition across a broad range of instruments, including:
- Piano – electronic keyboard and piano
- Strings – violin, viola, cello, double bass
- Percussion – drums and percussion instruments
- Guitar – electric, acoustic and bass guitar
- Brass – trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba
- Woodwind – flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, oboe, bassoon
The students come together in a variety of age and skill-based bands and ensembles including:
- Year 4 Concert Band
- Junior School Concert Band
- Middle School Concert Band
- Wind Symphony
- Stage Band
- String ensemble
- Junior, Middle and Senior School Chapel Bands
- Various brass and woodwind ensemble
- Junior, Middle and Senior School Chapel Bands, choirs and vocal groups
The success of the College Music program was highlighted with the invitation for the College Wind Symphony to perform in July 2019 Singapore Touring group. The group has previously toured to Hawaii, USA, to take part in the Pacific Basin Music Festival 2013, where they were awarded a Silver Award. Most recently, they visited Rotorua, New Zealand for Rhapsody Rotorua 2016, where they were awarded a Gold Award.
Other regular public performances include the Noosa Jazz Festival, school concerts and productions and strong representation in Queensland Conservatorium’s State Honours Ensemble Programs.
NCC also hosts regional Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and Trinity College examinations each year. Last year, 80 NCC students completed practical and written examinations, with grades ranging from Preliminary to LTCL & AMUS level.
Further evidence of the quality and depth of the NCC Performance and Instrumental Music Program was reflected in the performance of our students at the 2019 Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod. With more than 150 entries, featuring 300 students, our entries consisted of solos, duets, trios, ensembles, choirs and bands in categories such as choral and vocal, piano, strings, brass and woodwind – an outstanding display of depth and variety of our students’ talents! Over a third of our entries resulted in placements.
The program offers students either individual or small group tuition with a specialist teacher and also involvement in various bands and ensembles.