Instrumental Music 2019

Thank you Mr Malcom Elvery for 17 years of faithful service!

We wish to farewell Mr Malcolm Elvery who has left Northside to commence as Primary School Instrumental Music Co-ordinator at Citipointe Christian College. 

We are incredibly grateful to Mr Elvery who has spent the past 17 years developing Northside’s Instrumental Program from its infancy to where it is today. In his time at Northside, he led countless ensembles and has contributed significantly to Graduation Nights, Primary School Concerts, Musicals and many major College community events. 

Mr Elvery will be greatly missed, and we thank him for his significant contribution to Northside since 2002.

Welcome Mr Chris George, Instrumental Music Coordinator

Instrumental Music Coordinator, Northside Christian College, Mr Chris George

Northside community extends a warm welcome to Mr Chris George who will assume the role of Instrumental Music Coordinator. 

Mr George studied at the Qld Conservatorium of Music and has taught and performed music for many years. He has an extensive school band direction experience, he works regularly with choirs and he is active with worship at his church and professional performances. 

Mr George is looking forward to the year and to getting to know the students and their parents. Mr George commented, "Despite only starting in week 3, I have already seen so many enthusiastic students and staff involved in the instrumental music programme". 

Mr George continued, "Mr Elvery has departed Northside to work at Citipointe Christian College. He will be greatly missed and our college owes a great deal to his diligent work and talent for teaching music over so many years."

Please feel free to contact Mr George with any questions at    

Band Practices and times in 2019 

STAGE BAND (Secondary) Mondays 7.30-8.20 in CINC starting in Term 2 after musical. More announcements to follow closer to date

STRADIVARIUS (Middle School String Students) 1.20-2pm Mondays in G5

ORCHESTRA (Secondary) Tuesdays 7.30-8.20 in CINC starting in Term 2 after musical. More announcements to follow closer to date

FLUTE ENSEMBLE (Years 7-10) 1.20-2.00pm Tuesdays in G5

SECONDARY CONCERT BAND (Year 7-12) Wednesdays 7.30-8.20 in CINC starting week 5, Term 1. All wind, brass and percussion students in Years 7-12 are invited.

STRUNG OUT (Advanced string students by invite and audition) Wednesdays 7.30-8.20 in G5

GUITAR ENSEMBLE Wednesday 3.15-4.00pm in the CINC ensemble room.

PRIMARY CONCERT BAND (in CINC) and JUNIOR STRING ENSEMBLE (in Lecture Theatre) Thursdays 7.30-8.20 Starting week 5, Term 1. All instrumentalists in Years 5-6 are required.

JUNIOR SECTIONALS (Year 4 Wind, String & Percussion students) Shared lunch first at 12.30 on Terrace, Ensemble rehearsals 12.45-1.20 in split rooms.