The Arts

Extensive music, art and performance activities are offered at Ipswich Grammar to expand and challenge students from Prep to Year 12. Every boy has the opportunity to explore his creative self through our vibrant programs which feature the Concert Band, vocal groups, school musical, visual art exhibitions, and year level drama performances.

From Prep to Senior School boys can be a part of an extensive extra-curricular music program. Boys are encouraged to join our Junior Choir, Year 5 and 6 ensemble program, Concert Band, Senior Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Stage Band, Voices of Grammar, or Soul Band. There are also opportunities for playing in the band/orchestra for school musicals and school community-based performances and competitions. We offer private music lessons for all string, woodwind, brass, percussion instruments as well as voice and piano, under the tuition of an outstanding team of accomplished private music tutors who inspire enthusiastic beginners and highly accomplished musicians alike.

Visual Art is explored every year level with specialist teachers from Years 4-12. Students study a range of 2D, 3D, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital Designs, Cross curricula, and Mixed Media. Students take part in Local, State and National competitions, are able to work in the community with practicing artists to gain firsthand experience, undertake collaborative tasks to beautify the School and visit Galleries to gain a better understanding of Arts place in the wider community.

The students also curate, promote and exhibit within the school community, with smaller exhibitions displayed in Administration as well as the Bieannial School Art Show.

Each year the Year 9 students perform a highly anticipated Clowning Show for the Prep students of IGS. In addition to this, public Drama productions are performed by both Year 10 and 12 Drama students each year.

Students can also be involved in the biennial school musical held in conjunction with the local girls school. There are many opportunities for boys to be in the lead cast, the chorus, or the band. Students can also work behind the scenes and be a part of our student Tech Crew which operates the sound, lights and technical equipment for the School’s musical and drama productions under the guidance of industry experts.