Ryan Catholic College Townsville


Ryan Catholic College provides all students with the opportunity to participate in music regardless of age and level of ability.

Ryan Catholic College music students perform regularly within the College and wider community. The students are given the chance to travel the state on our biennial Music Tour and are encouraged to partake in music camps. Ryan Catholic College students are invited to be a part of the College Musical Production, Mulkadee (Catholic Arts Festival), Townsville Eisteddfod and many students undergo AMEB exams (Australian Music Examinations Board).

Classroom Music

The College begins class tuition in musical theory and performance from as early as Prep and students are able to continue this study right through to year 12. Classroom music for the senior years of schooling is a recognised authority subject (with the Queensland Studies Authority) and contributes to the Queensland Certificate of Education. Students will have the opportunity to compose, perform and analyse works of music from a variety of genres. These include: Instrumental, Vocal, Music from the Theatre, Film and TV, Jazz, Rock and Pop.

Instrumental Music

In conjunction with the Classroom music program, Ryan Catholic College offers students the chance to undertake tuition on a musical instrument. Instruments offered include:

  • Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Woodwind - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone
  • Brass - Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Voice
  • Theory

The Ryan Catholic College instrumental music department is a vibrant place and comprises many instrumental ensembles. Students are allocated to these ensembles according to their instrument focus and their level of ability. From Concert Band to Percussion Ensemble, there is an ensemble to suit every student in the program. The following ensembles are currently at Ryan Catholic College:

  • Senior Concert Band and Middle School Concert Band
  • Stage Band
  • Senior String Orchestra, Middle School String Orchestra and Junior String Ensemble
  • Senior Choir, Middle School Choir and Junior Choir
  • Rock Band
  • Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble

Studying music at Ryan Catholic College will provide a multitude of wonderful learning experiences for every student.