At Cherrybrook Technology High School, we encourage students to perform a range of music styles across a number of ensembles. The Music Ensembles Program is focused on musical excellence, as well as the inclusion of talented musicians and enthusiastic learners who can enjoy music and reap the academic, emotional and social benefits of extra-curricular music.
The choir is a non-auditioned group and is open to all members of Cherrybrook Technology High School. Students sing varied repertoire, mostly in 3 or 4 parts and perform on numerous occasions throughout the year.
Junior and Senior Concert Bands
The Junior Concert Band involves students of Years 7 and 8 and the Senior Concert Band consists of students from Years 9 to 12, with skills ranging from beginner to advanced. Instruments in the concert band include piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, tuned percussion (keyboard, xylophone), untuned percussion, drum kit and bass guitar.
The Guitar Ensemble consists of students playing both acoustic and electric guitars. The students in this ensemble develop their skills in reading music, chords, theory and techniques appropriate to the beginner or advanced guitarist. The ensemble encourages guitarists of all levels to develop their playing style and also have performance opportunities at school.
The Percussion Ensemble is for students who play any percussion instrument and wish to extend their skills with performance opportunities. Students perform with a wide variety of instruments including, large and small mallet instruments and tuned and untuned percussion.
Instrumentalists performing in other ensembles may also choose to join the Big Band. This ensemble is an audition only process. The Big Band feature and perform at many music events throughout the year. This ensemble is also available to hire for events.
The String Ensemble takes favourite pop, jazz, movie and classical hits and reworks them into a context of small string ensembles. Students who play violin, viola, cello and double bass are welcome to join.
CTHS Percussion Ensemble 2020
CTHS Concert Band 1 2020
CTHS Concert Band 2 2020
CTHS String Ensemble 2014
Below are videos from a performance by the CTHS String Ensemble at the 2014 Australian School Orchestral Festival. The group achieved a Silver award for their participation.
CTHS Choir 2011