Bands, orchestras, ensembles, choirs, and dance groups are fixtures in the co-curricular program. Performing on stage builds confidence and poise and teaches young people valuable life skills about managing nerves and resilience.
Our students gain performance experience through the variety of opportunities that arise during the year. Each school holds weekly chapel services and assemblies, which draw on student singing, dancing, and instrumental abilities. Various bands, orchestras and choirs perform at functions such as Grandparents' Day, Graduation, and Middle School Awards Night. Secondary opportunities include the Da Vinci Festival, the lunchtime musical showcase Acoustica and The Northside Voice competition.
Performing Arts at Northside
Students can enhance their skills in drama, dance, voice, and music through formal lessons or co-curricular opportunities.
Formal tuition is available before, during or after school. Offerings include:
Music, Drama & Dance
Every second year, Northside showcases its rich tradition of arts in an epic musical production. Singers, musicians, dancers, artists, sewers, and technicians combine their talents to produce a jaw-dropping musical extravaganza.
In 2016, the College celebrated twenty years of musical history with a special reunion. Our alumni returned to perform songs from each show we’ve produced, such as Mikado, Beauty and the Beast, Les Mis, and Annie.
Northside is proud of our students' successes in school and beyond the College campus.
- In 2016, Jo Kondo won first place in the Score It competition for his original movie score.
- Taryn Marler, class of 2005, starred in the television mini series Blue Water High and several short films.
- Numerous graduates have gone on to study performing arts at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and other prestigious tertiary arts institutions around the nation.