The college has several options for students to participate in music-related extra-curricular activities. These are:
College Strings Program
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 and a strings program which begins in Year 2.
The overarching purpose of the instrumental music program 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)
The school has a number of opportunities for students to join bands that cater for various levels of musical ability.
Beginner band – beginner level musicians
Wind ensemble – intermediate level musicians
Concert band – advanced level musicians
Stage band – advanced level musicians only: music in a jazz style
Percussion ensemble – for advancing percussion students
There are three vocal groups which students have an opportunity to 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)