Our ensembles cater to the interests of our committed members and we try to inspire and engage as many students as possible. Students are encouraged and supported to form their own groups as well, and many have gone on to compose their own songs, entering them into the Triple J Unearthed competition.

The inclusive nature of the ensembles offered at Preshil extends to the selection of repertoire for which student are encouraged to voice their opinions. Repertoire is selected based on student interests and abilities and is designed to challenge and develop skill as well as to inspire and be good fun. Students have the opportunity to join bands, orchestras and chamber groups to explore music by Britten, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky as well as Sia, Led Zeppelin, Adele and much more.

It is hugely encouraging to see students find their musical voice and work hard to gain the skills to express themselves in this way at the highest levels.

Monday Lunchtime Chamber Music

Playing chamber music is one of the most exciting experiences. Explore the genius of Bach and Mozart to Coltrane and even Led Zeppelin. Come and join in the fun with your friends and enjoy the best of what music can offer you.

Standard: Instrumentalists of Grade 4 AMEB or Book Suzuki or +
Teacher: Karoline Kuti
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Tuesday 8am Band Aid!

Enjoy listening to lots of different types of music and want to make it yourself, then this is for you. Jazz, pop, funk, world music, whatever your musical tastes, Adrian will show you that being a musician is the best fun.

Standard: All Welcome
Teacher: Adrian Perger
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Tuesday 8:20am Arlington Strings n Things

Learning an instrument and want to create an even bigger sound and meet people? Come along and explore some awesome music while learning how to work as a team, expand your skills and have fun performing.

Standard: All Welcome
Teacher: Karoline Kuti & Catherine Wood
Location: Arlington Kevin Borland Hall
Wednesday 8am Pavement Choir

Singing tunes you love with your friends is one the life’s greatest joys. Come and join Mishy B and learn how to improvise, sing a cappella and in part harmony. Sing tunes from all over the world and make them yours.

Standard: All Welcome
Teacher: Michelle Berner
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Thursday 8am All In

If you enjoy playing an instrument then come along and join the All In. Meet new people, make friends and explore music from the classics of film and TV to brand new works composed for this ensemble.

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Teacher: Karoline Kuti
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Thursday 8:30am Flying for a Prize Choir

Love singing in the shower or in the car on the way to school? Then come and join our singing diva, Michelle to explore classics and pop favourites with your friends. Investigate the world of singing through learning to sing in unison solo and part harmonies.

Standard: All Welcome
Teacher: Michelle Berner
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Thursday Lunchtime Guitar Nirvana

If you enjoy playing the electric, acoustic or bass guitar come and join Josh to explore pop, jazz and the guitar classics. Work as a team to learn to perform individual parts together as one.

Standard: All Guitarists welcome
Teacher: Josh Teicher
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Friday 7:45am Strings Attached

Investigate the endless possibilities of the string world through music spanning Amadeus Mozart to the Arctic Monkeys. Our resident gypsy violinist, Atilla, will challenge, inspire and lead you through a world of rockin’ string playing. Expand your skills, work as a team and have fun!

Standard: Completed AMEB Grade 2 or Suzuki Book 2 +
Teacher: Atilla Kuti
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room
Friday Lunchtime Cello Ensemble

Love playing the cello then this is for you! Explore the rich and diverse cello ensemble repertoire from Villa Lobos to the Rolling Stones. This fun ensemble will challenge and push your skills.

Standard: Completed AMEB Grade 5 or Suzuki Book 5 +
Teacher: Karoline Kuti
Location: Blackhall Kalimna Music Room