Performing Arts

Halfway through term 1 and we already have completed several performances with Stage Band 1 working hard. The rest of term becomes increasing busy with some exciting performances around the corner. 

Fast approaching is our annual Cabaret, held on Saturday 28 March 7pm for 7.30pm in Wyatt Hall. Tickets are now available on trybooking, for $50 per head which includes a fantastic cheese platter from Bottega Rotolo as well as wonderful night of jazz provided by Stage Band 1 and 2 as well Jazz on the Terrace plus a set from our amazing Music Tutors Small Ensemble. Several Year 12 singers will also be performing. The tables all hold 10 people so get a table together now. There will be a bar on the night as well as a raffle (cash only) and an auction, so bring your credit card and have some fun!

Ensembles and Choirs

After a hectic few weeks we now have all 17 of our music tutors busily teaching your children. Nearly all of our scheduled ensembles and choirs are up and running, with only the new rock bands to yet be finalised. It has been great to see so many new students to Pulteney this term, get involved in the Grammarphones Choir, Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble in particular. If you feel your son or daughter should be in a group or choir and they are currently not, please contact me directly at We would love to see even more students involved in music co-curricular activities.

Instrumental/vocal Lessons

While we have all instrumental and vocal lessons up and running now, itr is never to late to get your child into learning an instrument or to sing. While vacancies are limited, if you would like to chat further about the opportunities please feel free to contact me.

Year 3 String Program – Prep School

I am very excited to announce that we are launching a brand-new program to Pulteney Grammar, the Year 3 Strings Program. In essence, we are trying to build our string program as well build the numbers of students who can experience learning an instrument in a small group situation.

This program is for the 2020 Year 3 students. Rather than doing a whole year level string program, I have designed an opt in Yr 3 String Program where if you would like your child (who is currently in year 3) to learn the violin or cello in a small group for terms 2, 3 and 4 for free (including free instrument hire, music resources and lessons) then all you need to do is respond to an email that will be sent to all year families in the coming week. This is a great opportunity for children to learn a musical instrument for free. We will also be supporting you, the parents so that your child has the best chance of experiencing success in this Yr 3 String Program. Please keep an eye on your email in the weeks ahead.

Nicholls – Performing Arts Centre

We are very excited to announce that the music and drama faculties will be moving into the newly refurbished Nicholls Building before the end of this term. This significant event has been years in the making as we can’t wait to share more about the planned opening of this new facility. Watch this space!

Music and Dance Leaders

Along with our Music and Drama Captains, I am thrilled to announce the student leaders for our ensembles and special programs. I congratulate all these wonderful students who are all so committed to their art. I look forward to seeing these students express their leadership through the year.




Edward Hoffensetz

Concert Choir

Sophie Penberthy

Jazz on the Terrace

Zoe Smith and Jordan Bender

Stage Band 1

Henri Pardoe and Luka Kilgariff-Johnson

Stage Band 2

Harry Oates

Concert Band

Tyson Nguyen and Declan Beard

Snr Handbell

Akacia Vanmali

Snr Drum Corps

Jack Kfoury

Senior Strings

Hugo Howell-Meurs

Dance Captains

Madi Schubert and Addi Schwartz


Jonathon Rice

Head of Performance and Instrumental Music

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts