Music Program

Instrumental Music Program

The Mater Dei Catholic College Instrumental Music program is a co-curricular activity, which encourages participation in music performance and promotes self-confidence and commitment. The Program offers students instrumental lessons conducted by qualified teachers from the Riverina Conservatorium of Music and other independent teachers from around the Wagga area. Lessons are available on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion and voice. Lessons are conducted during the school day. Students can either study their instrument in individual or in some cases small group lessons. The lessons are supported with opportunities for performance within the membership of a wide range of music groups. In most cases students who wish to have lessons in this Program must make themselves available for membership of the performance music groups.
We are also pleased to offer involvement in this program to Mater Dei Primary students. Primary students are able to come to the college to have lessons and in some cases are able to join ensembles MDP parents are able to fill in the enrolment form below and return it to the college office, or information is available at the MDP Office.
Music Performance Groups
Once students have attained a competent level of performance on their chosen instrument, they will be invited to join one of the College bands, ensembles or vocal groups. Groups include: Stage Band, Concert Band, Strings, Beginners’ Band, and Mater Dei Choir. Students who participate in College music groups are encouraged to develop skills in participation, teamwork, fine motor manipulations and increased levels of concentration. Social skills and tolerance are integral to this Program’s aims.
Our various Music groups perform regularly at places including the Wagga Jazz Festival, Wagga Eisteddfod and various other performances around the community.