Senior School Co-curricular Music

A diverse variety of co-curricular groups is offered at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS). Throughout the year, groups participate in Eisteddfods, music festivals, tours and school concerts. Groups also regularly provide musical support for community events, school functions and services.

Co-curricular music groups at Canberra Girls Grammar School are formed based upon industry standards for concert bands, string and symphony orchestras, choirs and various style ensembles. These groups are divided into musical instrument and style-related categories. These are Brass, Woodwind and Percussion; Strings; Choirs and Ensembles.

The below listed bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles rehearse weekly under the baton of specialist conductors. Click here for more information about the Music program at CGGS.

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion

Concert Bands*
Empire Concert Band
Holst Concert Band
Sapphire Concert Band
Ruby Concert Band

Jazz Band*
Adelaide Avenue Jazz Band 

Percussion Ensembles
Underwood Percussion Ensemble*
K.T Percussion Ensemble

Brass/Woodwind Ensembles*
Flute Ensemble
Clarinet Ensemble
Brass Ensemble


Symphony Orchestra*
Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra

String Orchestras*
Sutherland Chamber Orchestra
Holland String Orchestra
Alma String Orchestra
Stringy Bach’s

Celtic Club

Guitar Ensembles
Williams Guitar Ensemble*
Kain Guitar Ensemble

String Quartets*
Gabriel Quartet
Emily String Quartet


Gabriel Singers* (Years 10-12)
Bella Voce Chapel Choir* (Years 7-9)

Chorale (Years 7–12)
Coda Conduct (Years 7–12)

The groups marked with an * require audition.