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Extra-Curricular Arts at Wellesley

At Wellesley, in addition to the class Visual and Performing Arts lessons, boys are able to access individual musical tuition in an instrument during school hours via our Itinerant Music Teachers’ Programme. Lessons are available on piano, violin, woodwind (clarinet, saxophone, flute) trumpet, drums and guitar.

Specialist vocal tuition is also available. Lessons on violin and piano are available for boys in Years 1 – 8. Lessons on all other instruments, including vocal tuition, are available for Year 5 – 8 students. Meet our Itinerant Music Teachers here.

To book your son’s music lessons, please fill out the ITINERANT MUSIC ENROLMENT FORM or contact Mary-Anne Morgan for more information.

      

Music can change the world because it can change people.

– Bono

The Wellesley Orchestra

This an enjoyable opportunity for boys who play an instrument with some proficiency to come together to play as a group at school. The orchestra performs at various events and occasions, including the Wellington Bands and Orchestra Festival (WEBO) each year.

The Rock Band

This an opportunity for Year 8 students to showcase their talent. The highlight is participation in the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition.

For information about the Wellesley Orchestra or to join the Rock Band, please contact mary-anne@wellesley.school.nz

Wellesley Choirs

Wellesley’s Choirs are led by Carolyn Currington. The Year 6-8 Choir* consists of 80 boys and involves a wide variety of repertoire. Boys perform at school and community events and go on Tour every second year. The Year 4-6 Choir consists of 30 boys and focuses on building a culture of positive singing from a young age. For Choir information, or to join, please contact carolyn@wellesley.school.nz

*Auditioned Choir

Art Extension and Drawing Club

As well as teaching the Visual Arts Programme, Glen Jorna also offers all the boys other opportunities to develop  their creativity through a lunch-time drawing club, as well as Art Extension classes, for Senior boys, before and after school. For further information, please contact glen@wellesley.school.nz

Tailored Learning

Where there are specific individuals with particular strengths in music, additional groups can be formed e.g. chamber groups, or wind bands.

ActivityYear GroupsTeacher ResponsibleContact
ChoirsYear 4-6 and Year 6-8Carolyn CurringtonEmail Me
Orchestra Year 5- 8.
Anyone who meets the standard
Mary-Anne MorganEmail Me
RockbandYear 8Mary-Anne MorganEmail Me
Itinerant Music LessonsYear 1-8 as outlined aboveMary-Anne MorganEmail Me