The Music Department at Temple Christian College offers its students a diverse range of opportunities, both within a classroom and extra-curricular context to express their interest and participation in music.
In Years 7 and 8 students experience a semester of Music, in which they are exposed to many practical opportunities to help hone their skills as budding musicians. These opportunities help students to build confidence, learn to work well with others and develop discipline as their musical potential is realised.
Year 7’s are given the opportunity to participate in our Brass Program and Strings Program which enables them to learn trumpet, trombone, violin or cello with a specialist teacher, while our Year 8’s learn the basics of playing acoustic guitar and the drum kit, leading towards class ensemble opportunities.
Students are able to develop their music technology skills with the variety of programs such as Garageband, Sibelius and Logic Pro, all available to use within our Mac Lab.
Music is an elective subject from Years 9 -12 and students continue to study music within a historical, practical and theoretical context. Students are able to undergo more specialised Music courses as they complete SACE Stage 1 and 2 Music, depending on the strengths of the student.
Students are involved in many performance opportunities as a part of their classroom courses, including the Year 7 and 8 Concerts, Assemblies, Open Evening and our Music Showcase.
Temple Christian College offers a large range of ensembles for students to be involved in. Our ensembles perform at a large number of events, including exciting opportunities such as Generations in Jazz and the Balaklava Eisteddfod. Our Music students have also been asked to perform on one-off occasions such as the CSA dinner and Adelaide Christian Centre Church Thanksgiving services. All of the students involved in the extra-curricular ensembles are generally expected to be having regular lessons on their instrument to draw further benefits from these opportunities.
Students are invited to be involved in the following ensembles:
Musical Orchestra (biennially occurring alongside the school Musical)
Stage Band 1
Stage Band 2
Assembly Worship Teams
Friday Morning Worship Teams
SATB Vocal Ensemble
SSAA Vocal Ensemble
SAB Vocal Ensemble
Vocablokes (an all-male vocal ensemble)
Our annual Junior Twilight Concert is held during Term 4 and provides a great opportunity for music students in Years 7-10 to perform for family and friends showcasing a wide variety of ensembles performances. This year, our Junior Twilight concert will be held on Wednesday, 16th of November, 2022.
Generation in Jazz 2020
Every year, Temple Christian College participates in the Annual Generations in Jazz event, held during May at Mount Gambier, South Australia. In light of this event being cancelled the past two years due to the current Covid pandemic, we are looking hopefully towards participating in this year’s Virtual Generations in Jazz event in 2022. Generations will now be held on an online platform, making this accessible for schools to participate nationally. This event will also include a live concert that the involved students may enjoy, featuring James Morrrison amongst a range of other special guests.