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The college has several options for students to participate in music-related extra-curricular activities. These are:

  • Instrumental music

  • Performance bands

  • Vocal groups

Instrumental music

The instrumental music program is a school based ensemble program supported by Education Queensland to promote instrumental music in state schools. Music instruction is provided from Year 4 through to Year 12 for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments on a group basis.

The overarching purpose of the instrumental music p​rogram is to participate in performance ensembles such as concert bands whilst providing children with the opportunity to experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band instrument.

For more information about the instrumental music program, consult the instrumental music handbook (PDF, 941​ KB)​

Performance bands


The school has a number of bands to cater for various levels of musical ability.

  • Beginner band – beginner level musicians (when required runs in Term 3-4)

  • Wind ensemble – intermediate level musicians (runs all year)

  • Concert band – advanced level musicians (runs all year)

  • Stage band – advanced level musicians Only: music in a jazz style (runs when required)

  • Percussion ensemble – for advancing percussion students (runs when required)​

Vocal groups

There are three vocal groups which students can join. Auditions are held at the beginning of each year.​ Groups rehearse either before school or during a lunch break.

  • Earnshaw Majors (auditioned, years 5-12)

  • Earnshaw Minors (auditioned, years 1-4)

  • Sing Club (all participants welcome, years 1-4)