The Wellington College

Music Department


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.

For all general enquiries contact:

or email Liam Boyle:


WeBO - August

Big Sing Nationals

Barbershop Nationals

Solo Performance - Round 2

Music Awards Dinner


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:


Important Notices:

Seeking expressions of interest for the WC & WGC Big Band for 2020.

We are looking for students to audition for the following instruments:

Guitar, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trumpet

See Mr Boyle for more info.

Changes for 2020:

Year 10 Music - there will be a second 10MUS Stream added:

10MUSA will offer a broad range of musical experiences that include composition, group performance, and musical analysis. Students will engage with a range of musical contexts that include NZ Music, World Music, Western Art Music, and Contemporary Musical styles. This course will also provide students with a solid foundation of Musical Literacy.

10MUSB will focus on developing musical skills within a Band context. Students will focus on exploring contemporary popular/rock styles of music through forming bands within the class. Students will develop performance and song writing skills as well as Musical Literacy within a band context.

Please note, student numbers may affect availability of courses.

Jazz Ensemble will become 'Big Band 2' for 2020.

This will aim to become a full big band and perform at more festivals around the country. We are looking for more brass players for this band. No experience of jazz needed.

Email Mr Boyle ( for more info.

Concert Band now rehearses after school on Thursdays. Term 3 will be held at WGC starting at 4pm.

Registrations for Itinerant Music Lesson in 2019 are now closed. Please email if you would like to placed on a waiting list.

2019 Chorale Auditions have now closed

2019 Jazz Band Auditions have now closed

Group Rehearsal Times