Cultural activities are woven through the fabric of Brisbane Grammar School’s daily life and form a key part of the Cocurriculum program. Beyond the study of Music, Drama, Art and Design in the Middle School, advanced academic courses continue into the Senior School. Extension activities are offered across the visual and performing arts, so boys with a particular interest or talent can explore their creativity.
The School has a proud tradition of participation and excellence in Music, with boys developing their self discipline, teamwork, confidence, resilience and creativity.
Cocurricular Music allows boys to become involved no matter their level of experience or skill development.
Vocal and Instrumental Tuition
Professional teachers offer group and private lessons across a range of instruments. Musicians grow their skills through examinations and solo performance opportunities.
Performance opportunities are offered to all musicians through concert bands, orchestras, choirs and numerous string, percussion and wind ensembles. For advanced musicians, elite performance groups explore professional repertoire.
Ensembles perform at a variety of events including term concerts, Open Day and other BGS events, and the annual music showcase, Grammar in Concert.
Extension activities include camps, workshops, combined schools music festivals and domestic and international concert tours.
Parents are a vital part of the Music program with the Music Support Group providing financial & organisational support throughout the year.
Contact the Music Office for more information.
The BGS Drama Department produces three full-scale dramatic productions each year showcasing an array of talented student-artists from Years 5 to 12.
The theatre season offers a dynamic mix of plays and musicals that are thought provoking, artistically challenging and highly entertaining for the BGS community.
Students are invited to audition for the Senior Dramatic Production (Years 11 and 12), Middle School Dramatic Production or Musical (Years 5 to 8), and The Scene Project (Years 9 and 10).
Students who are selected as part of an ensemble will extend their skills in devising, acting, stagecraft and collaboration. All productions provide opportunities for a student crew to develop technical and creative theatre skills.
To enhance the quality of the dramatic experiences for our students, each production is facilitated by expert directors that foster connections with professional artists including playwrights, lighting and set designers.
The annual BGS Art Show aims to enrich the cultural lives of students and the wider BGS community. The show is driven by the School's committed and passionate Art Support Group and raises funds for the development and maintenance of the School's art collection, which is displayed throughout the campus.
Click here for information about the BGS Art Show.