St Paul’s music groups

St Paul’s Collegiate School has a number of music groups that cater for a range musical abilities and interests, including:

  • Choir
  • Big Band
  • Concert Band
  • Student-led rock bands
  • String ensemble.


St Paul’s Collegiate School Choir consists of 35 members across all year groups (Years 9-13). The auditioned group has a long-standing reputation for quality performance and presentation. The choir leads music in the chapel during the week and sings at Sunday evening services in the school chapel. Students also regularly compete in the New Zealand Federation Big Sing.

Big Band

Students who are interested in jazz and who are grade three standard or more in their chosen instrument are encouraged to join St Paul’s Big Band. Instruments include trumpet, trombone, clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, piano, guitar and bass. There are opportunities for less experienced students to work towards performing in a beginner jazz band. The Big Band regulary perfoms at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, Hawkes Bay Festival, ITM Music Festival and the annual Good Vibrations concert at St Paul’s

Concert Band

St Paul’s Concert Band is open to all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Students. The Concert Band regularly perform at the Hawkes Bay Festival, ITM Festival and at the School annual Good Vibrations concert at St Paul’s