Music is the researched and known 'brain development’ subject. It is made up of language, science, maths and practical fun performance; these all serve to increase the number of left and right brain cell connections. Students will be more intelligent and better coordinated should they study Music. A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reports that "music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children's abstract reasonsing skills necessary for learning maths and science". Dr Frances Rauscher and Dr Gordon Shaw, Neurological Research, University of California at Irvine.

The Sacred Heart College Music Department offers a wide variety of musical opportunity for all students with Music classes from Year 7 through to senior NCEA level, itinerant instrument and vocal lessons. Also there is a huge number of performing opportunities available in competitions and events in and outside the school.

Sacred Heart Music Groups
Year 7 to 10 Music Institute for Singing, Strings and Bands
Premier Concert Band
Dunstan's Band
Sacred Heart College Chorale
Junior Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Groups
Jazz Band
Jazz Combo
School of Rock

Music Institute
The Music Institute was initiated in 2015 and has been very successful. The Music Institute consists of students participating in a band/string group class and also taking an instrument lesson. With guidance from Sacred Heart College music professionals, students can choose from 16 instruments to learn; violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, bassoon, french horn, oboe, euphonium, percussion or singing.

For more information, please see the Music Institute page.

Annual Music Events

School Fair, with two Music programmes running all day
Legends School Talent competition
Walter Kirby Solo and Group Competition
Annual Showcase concert of our groups and soloists

Music Department Staff
Mr Jonny White Head of Music
Ms Helen Klaassen Teacher-in-Charge of Junior Music
Ms Julia Burdon Music Secretary