At the Junior School, all students study music as part of their regular classroom activity. In the Primary Division, boys in Grades 1, 2, and 3 learn vocal music, and participate in the 100-member Primary Choir. They are involved in a musical each Spring, in addition to performing regularly for their parents. In Grade 4, boys start instrumental music by studying the recorder. During the year, half of their time is spent on vocal development, with the other half focusing on the recorder. Theory is taught throughout the year.

Boys in Grades 3 and 4 may join the Junior Choir, which performs regularly in the community at Christmas and at the end of May. In Grade 5, boys learn to play the clarinet for half a year, and then the trumpet for the other half. This forms a wonderful foundation for the following years. With great care and consideration, each student is placed on one of twelve different band instruments, which they will learn and perform on during their Grade 6 and 7 years. During this time, they will also be members of the Grade 6 Beginning Band and the Grade 7 Advanced Band. Each student will learn and perform a variety of styles of band music. All new boys are welcomed into the program, and receive specialized instruction to facilitate their smooth transition into the band program. Many performance opportunities exist, including the opportunity to play in small ensembles and sing in the Senior Choir.

Junior School Music Department

List of 5 members.

  • Ellery Ferguson 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Aoife Lafferty

    Aoife Lafferty 

    Grade 3 Teacher
  • Photo of Teigan Paish

    Teigan Paish 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Julie Tomljenovic

    Julie Tomljenovic 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Victoria Lau

    Victoria Lau 

    Grade 4/5 Coordinator / Teacher
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St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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