The Wellington College

Music Department

Te Kura Pūoro o te Kāreti Tamatāne o te Whanganui-a-tara

Wellington College has a creative and exciting Music Department. We offer well rounded and challenging academic courses, and a range of high quality co-curricular musical groups. We cater for a wide range of abilities, instruments, and musical tastes. The Music Department and its students continually strive for excellence in both academic and co-curricular activities.

All Musical Styles are Equally Respected and Resourced.

For all general enquiries contact

or email HOD Music Liam Boyle:

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Important Notices:

Auditions for Big Band

Auditions are now open for the WC & WGC Big Band for 2021. Please see the document and details in the link below for the requirements.

Registrations for 2021 Itinerant Music Lessons are now open.

These lessons are funded based on the school roll and therefore we only have a limited number of places available. If previous years are any indication, we typically have two to three times as many registrations as we have hours available.

Because of this we operate the following system of allocation.

1. Precedence is given to those students who are taking music as a curriculum subject. This is because Itinerant lessons are considered part of the delivery of the Music Curriculum. Those in senior classes are allocated first as these lessons are the basis of several of their Internal Assessments. Next are junior classes in year level order.

2. We will next prioritise those that are also involved in our Co-curricular programme.

3. Final spots are given all others that register in the order registrations were received.

In all cases we try to consider those that have indicated financial hardship.

The Itinerant Programme was initially implemented as an attempt to level the playing field for those that were not in a position to have private music lessons, and therefore allow music to become a more inclusive subject. It is with this spirit that we offer these lessons. We suggest that if you are in a position to take to private lessons, you do, as it is unlikely that we will be able to offer all who register a place in the programme.

Please note - those that currently have lessons, MUST re-register each year.

We are happy to offer advice and contacts for local teachers that we recommend and run a waiting list for students that are not offered a lesson in the first instance. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

Please contact if you have any questions regarding the Itinerant Programme.

Students offered a place in the Wellington College Itinerant Music Programme MUST join a co-curricular Music group on the instrument on which they are having lessons.

String Instruments – orchestra, Woodwind/Brass Instruments – Orchestra or Concert Band, Saxophones – Concert Band or Jazz Bands.

Guitarists can either form a Rock Band or join the Ukulele Orchestra.

Drummers can either form a Rock Band or play percussion in the Concert Band, Ukulele Orchestra or Orchestra.

In the case of beginners, students will be required to join a group once their teacher feels that they are ready.

Term 4 Itinerant Lesson Timetables are now at the link above


If you would like to register to book rooms in the Music Department for before school, after school, lunchtime and interval slots, please email the Music Department to register:

Once your login details have been sent to you:

Group Rehearsal Times