The Music Department, along with Drama and Dance, is housed within a recently completed Performing Arts complex. Music is offered as a subject from Year 9 to Year 13. Either academic classes covering Levels 1 to 4 NCEA, or Senior Performance Music (emphasising practical Music and including some Unit Standards) are available at senior level.
An itinerant music tuition system operates in school time with 12 tutors teaching all orchestral instruments plus drums and electric and acoustic guitars and bass.
The Music Department supports a strong co-curricular program with 5 choirs, 2 orchestras, 2 jazz bands, several chamber groups and several rock groups running throughout the year. These groups often tour nationally and internationally.
KBB Music Festival 2014
Congratulations to our students who were successful at this event.
TGS Strings were commended
See photo gallery for performance photos
TGS Concert Band won Bronze
Big Sing 2014
At the Big Sing Gala
TGS was recognised formally in the awards as follows:
Sultans of Sing
received a special award for “a performance of a piece in the Other Styles category by a choir that hasn’t been to the finale in the last 2 years” for Bright Side of Life.
, Sultans of Sing
and Skat a Tak
were given Commended Awards. This puts them all in the top 24 out of 70+ choirs who competed, and in the company of only 3 other schools who had 3 choirs placed in this top band.
Our lone conductor, teacher Jane Horder
was awarded the prize for “Conductor with the most potential”.
Drama Performance at Arts Awards 2014
Cactus Dance Troupe at Arts Awards 2014