The Music Department at Auckland Grammar School maintains a wide cross section of performance music groups, for which auditions are held every year. Students interested in joining one of these groups should either speak to their core music teacher or contact the group directors, as listed below.
All groups, with the exception of the Pipe Band, perform competitively and members must be fully committed to rehearsals, learning their parts thoroughly and making good progress throughout the year.
Performance Uniform and dress code
All students in performance music groups, except Pipe Band and GrammAcoustix, require a music uniform comprising of the following:
- Music Blazer or Waistcoat (Stage Band), to be purchased from the School Shop for $165
- White Shirt (pressed and clean) - this is available from the School Shop for $32
- Black Trousers (pressed and clean) can be purchased from the School Shop for $73
- Black socks and shoes (polished)
As representatives of Auckland Grammar School, all performance group members are encouraged to maintain a high standard of dress at all times.
Representing Grammar is an honour, and exemplary standards in preparation, punctuality and performance are expected of each and every member. If an absence from a music lesson at short notice is unavoidable please email Mrs Duncan, Music Department Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will ensure the appropriate staff are informed.
For a planned absence from a Performance Group rehearsal, permission must be sought in advance via email, from the respective Group director. Unplanned absence(s)/illness must also be communicated via email to the respective Group director as soon as possible.
For more information on any of the music groups offered at the School, click on the links below:
- GrammAcoustix, directed by Mrs Green. Contact her via email
- Chamber Music - see Mr Donaldson for more information or contact him via email
- Pipe Band, directed by Mr Poulson. Contact him via email
- Premier Concert Band, directed by Mr Wasson. Contact him via email
- Rock Groups, directed by Mr Hare. Contact him via email
- Big Band, directed by Mr Hare. Contact him via email
- Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mr Donaldson. Contact him via email
- Grammar Virtuosi, directed by Mr Donaldson. Contact him via email
- Wind Band, directed by Mr Wasson. Contact him via email
- Grammar Voices, directed by Mr Hamilton.
If you are interested in any of these groups, please contact our staff today.