Mazenod College offers a comprehensive and exciting instrumental music studies. While all students participate in classroom music in the Junior levels, students are given the opportunity to study instrumental music through to VCE levels.
Mazenod offers students the opportunity for tuition on brass, woodwind, percussion and string instruments. All instruments in the orchestral program are hired from the College, thus avoiding the need to purchase during the initial stages.
A well-established ensemble program is offered, featuring two large concert bands, two swing bands, a percussion group, a symphony orchestra, several string ensembles and a variety of smaller chamber ensembles in brass and woodwind. Students are encouraged to perform regularly, with a number of chamber music evenings providing the opportunity for solo performance. The concert bands also compete annually at either State or National Championships.
Mazenod also has a choral program consisting of a Junior and Senior Choir. These groups participate in many liturgical and social functions, both on and off campus. The choir serves to foster the vocal talents of students, who are annually given the opportunity to present a full musical production, which is presented at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, with the assistance of Avila College