Caulfield Grammar School Wind Ensemble
Since its foundation in 1881, Caulfield Grammar School has grown to become one of Australia's most renowned and influential coeducational day and boarding schools. Widely recognised and respected for its innovative learning programs, Caulfield Grammar School continued its strong tradition of innovation by being the first Australian School to establish an International Campus, for its own students. Supported by over sixty specialist teachers, the Music curriculum comprises of classroom music lessons from Pre-Prep to Year 8. The classroom program is based on the philosophical principles of Kodaly – whereby all students have an instrument…. their voice! The co-curricular program is comprised of fifty ensembles, ranging from orchestras, bands and small ensembles - to auditioned chamber orchestras, stage bands and choirs. More than seven hundred individual private music lessons are taught each week and there are in excess of fifty informal and formal concerts, including the cross campus biennial School Concert held at Hamer Hall; and regular international tours. Music Scholarships also offer opportunities for all and enhance the music culture within the school. The School has two high level, auditioned Wind Ensembles that rehearse separately at our two senior campuses. Our touring Wind Ensemble is comprised of students from both Wind Ensembles and provides our students with another experience that fosters friendships and the sharing of music across our whole school and into the global community. The touring Wind Ensemble rehearses in addition to our campus-based ensembles. The touring ensemble is directed by Mr. Simon Brown (Head of Brass) and Mrs. Karen Bouyer (Head of Woodwind), having a combined 60 years of conducting and teaching experience. For the ensemble, the opportunity to travel and share our music with the wider world is indeed a privilege and something that we are very much looking forward to.
Jodie, now a well-established and known composer on the international scene and is a strong advocate for female composers and diversity in music having recently launched her ColourFULL music project, as a school, Jodie’s beautiful soul resonates strongly with the values of Caulfield Grammar School.
When we started working with Edward, we realised that both the school and he had a strong and common bond. The Anglican tradition of our school provided Ed with a sincere place to begin his work, as the son of an Anglican Minister. His composition, based on an Anglican hymn, links with the ethos of the school’s current them – “Encounter”.
Additional Concerts Program