Recently, we held our annual mid-year concert, presented by the BCC Cert III Music course. It was a great evening that showcased nearly one hundred of our students in a variety of different performances. We’d like to extend a big thank you to the staff and parents who assisted at the door and in the canteen on the night. Congratulations to all of the performers on such an amazing job!
Dance is dynamic and powerful. It embodies our ideas, thoughts, emotions and values and provides a unique opportunity to develop physically, creatively, aesthetically, emotionally and intellectually.
At Bunbury Catholic College students have the opportunity to study a range of dance genres, such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Irish, Spanish, Swing and Belly dance. We also have Liturgical Dance Ensembles that participate in College Liturgies and Masses, enabling students to more fully immerse themselves in their faith.
Students studying dance at Bunbury Catholic College have the opportunity to participate in a range of performances: our bi-annual Dance Showcases, WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod, Catholic Performing Arts Festival, Students in the Spotlight exhibition, and Orientation days to name a few.
Through participation in the Dance courses at Bunbury Catholic College, students develop transferable skills essential to their future. These include communication skills, collaborative teamwork skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, problem solving skills, as well as the ability to organise, analyse and evaluate. Participation may lead to opportunities for future study in dance or related arts fields.
Lower School and WACE Courses
Bunbury Catholic College offers music as an elective in lower school and also as an ATAR and Certificate subject in upper school. The subject covers all aspects of music, from theory and historical context, to composing and performing. All students are welcome to take music as a subject, and the earlier students start, the further even beginners can achieve in music for upper school/WACE.
Individual Music Lessons
We employ eight peripatetic music teachers who specialise in teaching musical instruments to students of wide ranging musical abilities from the beginners to the more advanced.2017 Music Enrolment Application
Luke Campbell: Guitar and Drums
Maddie Hair : Guitar
Gracie Smith : Drums
Suzanne Maratea : Piano
Suzanne LeClair : Voice
Tanya Kavanagh : Voice
Bill Curtis : Brass and Woodwind
Tracy Meyn : Piano
Mitchell Martin : Guitar
Strings tutors : Sabine Pfuhl, Celestine Pfuhl, Claire Whittaker.
Our tutors are highly experienced, qualified, and have been teaching music for many years.
Bunbury Catholic College has a proud history of producing music excellence. This is made possible by providing instrumental music lessons, quality classroom music programs and ensemble opportunities to our students.
- Woodwind Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
- Brass Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Tuba
- Voice Classical, Contemporary, Music Theatre
- Strings Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
- Percussion Drum set (modern drum kit)
- Piano Classical, Modern, Keyboard
- Guitar Bass, Electric, Acoustic
The program offers paired and private lessons operating on a rotating timetable, limiting disruptions to daily class learning. There are also some instruments available for hire.
The Bunbury Catholic College Choir has great success. The Choir has performed at events such as the Perth Bunbury International Choral Festival, the City of Bunbury Eisteddfod, the dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral and even embarked on a tours to China and New Zealand. All students are welcome to join the Choir (members are not auditioned) and it is a great opportunity to learn more about music and learn about singing as a group.
The Guitar ensemble caters for the large number of students learning guitar in private lessons at Bunbury Catholic College. The guitar ensemble offers a chance for all students learning guitar, to further their skills by participating in ensemble work.
The Bunbury Catholic College Jazz Band is a new addition to the ensembles at BCC. Previously known as the Concert Band, the Jazz Band has been reworked to form a new ensemble focusing on Jazz music (as the name suggests!). The Band welcomes new members as it continues to grow and expand.
The Jazz Guitar Ensemble is our elite guitar ensemble, performing a number of jazz tracks under the direction of Mr Luke Campbell. The much awarded Ensemble performs regularly across the region, both in and out of competition.
The Percussion Ensemble is a group consisting of students who learn drums and percussion at Bunbury Catholic College. The Percussion ensemble operates after school on a Friday.
Rock Tech is an after-school music program which allows students in the rock genre to learn how to work together to form or perform in bands. Rock Tech is held after school on Monday.
In everyday life there are a myriad of global issues that influence artists to produce amazing works of art. At Bunbury Catholic College the Art Department is passionate in providing a safe forum for our art students to generate, respond, comment and express their ideas through many exciting activities in painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing or mixed media.