Hargest is recognised for our excellence in music.

Specialist teachers provide a diverse range of musical opportunities in Orchestral, Choral, Contemporary and Theatrical Performances


Three annual multi levelled productions give huge numbers of students the opportunity to perform on stage in popular musicals. The most recent of which was South Pacific.

Jazz Festival

Highly popular and rewarding, Hargest groups perform with the best in this competition.

Rock Quest

Contemporary rock song writing and performance is a real Hargest strength with many groups regularly winning the regional finals.

Concert Band

James Hargest College is proud to present our very own Gold Award winning, 55 member strong, international touring Concert Band.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in this consistently high performing band.

Nationally Recognized Performers

Annually Hargest students are selected for national youth orchestras, bands and choirs.

Chamber Music

Regional award winning groups have consistently won prestigious awards in diverse genre and ensembles.

Choral Music

Ancora, our elite four part harmony choir, successfully performs at very high levels. School and junior choirs are active and important parts of the musical culture of the Hargest.

Academic Music

Academic and performance music options are available with the latest technology and resources enabling our students to perform at the highest academic level.

Private Music Lessons

Lessons are available in percussion, strings, voice, brass and woodwind. Instrument hire and lessons are available at a maximum cost of $60 per year.