Specialist Tuition 


Hargest is recognised for its excellence in music.

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

Concert Band

James Hargest College is proud of its Concert Band which has a long-standing history of excellence.

Chamber Music

Every year we have several groups entered in this contest and have won the top regional prize for more than ten years in a row.

Rock Quest

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

Choral Music

Choirs are active and an important part of the musical culture at Hargest. We have a combination of auditioned and allcomers choirs with Ancora, our auditioned mixed voice choir, consistently performing at high levels.


Three annual multi levelled productions give huge numbers of students the opportunity to perform on stage in popular musicalsEvery year we have our own orchestra providing the music.

Jazz Festival

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

Nationally Recognised Performers

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

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 with a focus on tertiary study opportunities.

Itinerant Music Lessons

Lessons are available in guitar, woodwind, voice, strings, drums, brass and percussion. Instrument hire is available at a maximum cost of $70 per year.

We welcome new talent to our progressive musical department.