Welcome from the Music Department

Miss Arlene Fletcher

Miss Arlene Fletcher

The Music Department would like to welcome two new teachers to NEGS. Sally Spillane is teaching music to the Junior School and taking our choirs and Catherine Nash is teaching the Senior School. They join our existing teachers Arlene Fletcher and Philip Oxley in the growing Music Department. 

We have currently planning lots of musical events for 2017. First on the agenda is our trip to Bravissimo in Port Macquarie on the 15th February. This is to see some of the best HSC music students from 2016 perform, including NEGS student Sophie Watson. Please get your permission slips in as soon as possible as there is a limited number of places.

Later on in the term Young Australia is touring to Armidale and putting on a concert and workshop for NEGS students. 

The date for the term 1 Twilight Concert will be finalised soon. This will give all interested musicians a chance to perform.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarship day 24 March 2017 

Music scholarship applications are open for students who are interested in a commitment to a musical instrument/voice from a classical and contemporary perspective. These scholarship are awarded upon audition and interview to select students that will provide an all round contribution to NEGS music. This means consistent and dedicated practise on their focus instrument, participation in NEGS ensembles, performance opportunities and committing the positive community of NEGS Music that celebrates development, determination and the joy of Music. For all enquiries, email

All music ensembles start next week. We encourage all interested students to attend. If you want more information please email or talk to one of the music teachers or Mrs Nolan in music admin at The times are:


Before School: 7:45-8.45 Musicianship

Lunch: Contemporary Rock Band


Lunch: Electronic Music Ensemble


Before School: 8.00-8.30 St John’s Vocal Ensemble

Lunch: Combined Choir

PBL: Stage 4 Choir


Before School: 7.45-8.30 Saumarez Strings

8.00-8.30 Combined Choir

Lunch: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

PBL: Primary Choir


Before School: 7.45-8.45 Chamber Ensemble

Lunch: Jazz Ensemble

Note yet timetabled is Junior Handbell Ensemble.