Mount Annan Christian College offers an Instrumental Music Tuition Program.
The program enables students from Kindergarten to Year 12 to learn a musical instrument of their choice, from specialist tutors who have extensive experience in various instruments. Students are encouraged to enrol in the Music Tuition Program from the earliest of years.
Mount Annan Christian College offers an Band Program.
The program enables students from Year 4 to Year 12 (with scope for extension into further grades) to learn under Bandmaster Mr Adrian Munn. The instruments on offer are trumpet, clarinet, trombone, flute and alto saxophones.
Band students will have two tuition sessions throughout the school week and will also be required to attend Band Rehearsals one morning a week before school.
There are a number of opportunities for students to be involved in valuable extracurricular activities at MACC.
There are also regular performance opportunities including special assemblies, chapel services, college events, Camden Show, The Works evening, Showcases and the annual Christmas Concert.
Our College Chapel Band rehearses weekly and plays contemporary worship music for our Chapel services.
Our Kindergarten Choir, Primary Performance Choir and Secondary Choir performs at various College functions and community events.
Secondary Stage Band Ensemble
In 2020 MACC is excited to continue expanding our College Band Program for our Secondary students. The Secondary Stage Band Ensemble will include a variety of music students from guitarist, vocalists and College Band.
It is very important for a student’s musical education that they participate in a band or ensemble. This gives students the opportunity to reinforce the skills that they learn in their lessons and enjoy the valuable experience of playing with other musicians.
Much of the instrumental learning happens in the band situation where the students hear the music as a whole instead of just their individual part. It is the one time of the week when the students learning instruments get together and put all the parts of the musical jigsaw together. Learning an instrument in isolation does not give students an incentive to continue learning, nor a full picture of what it is to be a performer. Being an active member of an ensemble builds self-confidence and self-esteem and provides a sense of pride and accomplishment. It also assists students to develop their musical awareness and social skills.
Students involved in the Secondary Band Ensemble will meet each Tuesday afternoon 3.00pm – 4.00pm for a 1 hour session and each Week B of Term from 8.30am – 9.30am.
Each year the students work together to present a large-scale production.
In 2018 MACC preformed a musical- ‘The Wiz’ that stunned audiences. There was laughter, tears and all-round incredible moments- it was really quite the wild ride through the Land of Oz!
The Wiz is a fun musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of 1970’s African-American culture. With an funky soul score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, a witch named Evillene and that charismatic huckster the Wiz.
Audiences could not believe the incredibly polished and soulful voices from Secondary School students!
In 2017 MACC competed in the largest Song-Dance Festival in Australia- Wakakirri. This is a national competition where each school presents 7 minute story told through dance, drama, music and singing. MACC placed first in Australia. This was an incredible achievement by the students and staff involved.
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