EXPLORING CREATIVE PASSIONS
Music and performance
Music and performance are a central part of life at Monte, and we provide numerous opportunities for students to explore their creative passions and develop their musical and performing skills.
From singing, musical ensembles and choirs to drama, improv and movie-making, there is something for every student to enjoy.
CLUBS & THEATRESPORTS
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College is known for its annual musical theatre productions, which bring students and the wider community together for a spectacular display of musical theatre talent.
These productions are a highlight of the College year and are eagerly anticipated by students, families, and the local community. Students have the opportunity to either perform in the musical or work behind the scenes as part of the stage and technical crews. Each year, the College strives to put on an even more impressive show, making our musical productions a must-see event. Previous productions include Matilda Jnr, Wicked, Mulan Jnr, and High School Musical.
SUPPORTING MUSICAL TALENT
The Music Academy consists of 23 specialist Music teachers providing individual tuition in musicianship, singing, brass, woodwind, strings and percussion.
A wide choice of musical avenues
There are many co-curricular musical ensembles to support the wonderful instrumental, vocal and classroom tuition at Monte, such as:
- Concert Band
- Wind Ensemble
- Taiko Ensemble
- Senior School Choir
Workshops, concerts, eisteddfods, competitions and the compulsory (for all ensemble members) annual Music Camp enable students to be immersed in intense learning and performance opportunities. Students also perform at College assemblies, liturgies and Open Day. There is also a bi-annual Music tour, usually to the United States, allowing students multiple opportunities to perform with other students, attend workshops and observe world-class performances.
CLUBS & THEATRESPORTS
Monte offers a range of clubs and competitions, with plenty of opportunities for students to develop their skills on stage.
Year 7 & 8 Drama Club
This club is a popular after-school workshop that encourages students to participate and allows them to develop their skills in improvisations, group work and short scenes.
Students work in small teams to improvise short scenes, devising instant characters and settings. The teams work towards participating on the inter-school state knockout competition, and in 2020 the junior team won their division of the Theatresports School Challenge against schools from Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW.
Drama evenings are staged each year providing students the opportunity to perform in front of their peers and parents. There is also the annual Shortcuts Film Festival for student movie-makers, with students writing, performing and editing their short films for this competition held at the College.