Creative and Performing Arts
All students are encouraged to be part of Riverside’s tradition of excellence in Music and Performance. The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty prides itself on being able to offer such a variety of music ensembles, bands, drama and dance groups/performances and whole school Musical productions. A vast range of dramatic and artistic skills are fostered through the such opportunities, of which many past students have now chosen specific careers based on such opportunities.
Every two years, a showcase of the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty is highlighted through a whole school musical. This brings together the areas of Drama, Dance, Visual Art and of course Music. If fact the school band actually plays each element of music throughout the entire musical. Opportunities are in abundance for the girls at Riverside to pursue one or many roles associated with such a production.
Every year we have two music night's where the students across all years get the opportunity to perform to a live audience full of family and friends.
The Orchestra combines strings, woodwind, brass and percussion for performances throughout the year. Students experience a broad range of repertoire and have the opportunity to be involved in competitions, festivals, music camp, school functions,community events and the school musical.
Music Tuition program
Opportunities are provided for individual music tuition at Riverside. The school currently offers tuition during school hours for woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, voice and guitar. Lessons are half an hour in duration so minimal loss of lesson time is involved. We have a range of experienced and qualified tutors available.
Here are some photos of our Music 1, Music 2 and Extension students.