Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) has a community partnership with Symphony Central Coast (SCC) providing wide reaching benefits to the Orchestra, the School and the wider Central Coast Community.
“Our vision for our new Performing Arts Centre and 750 seat theatre opened in August last year, was not only to build a state-of-the-art facility empowering refined and inspirational programs and teaching, but also to enhance the cultural life of the region through community use and hosting high quality educational and cultural events,” said Headmaster, Bill Low
“We have a vibrant and rich tradition of music and performance at Central Coast Grammar School and this partnership with Symphony Central Coast creates wonderful opportunities for our students and our wider community.”
Chris Hunt is the Director of Instrumental Music at Central Coast Grammar School and also Principal Horn, occasional conductor and Vice President of Symphony Central Coast. “I’ve been a member of SCC since I moved to the Coast and the Grammar School 8 years ago and it’s been a privilege to have helped build this relationship over the last few years, alongside a number of our students, past students, parents and music tutors who are also members.”
“The school has 15 cocurricular music ensembles for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, including choirs, strings, guitars, percussion, concert and stage bands, and our very own Symphony Orchestra. Having an ‘orchestra in residence’ will be a brilliant resource to enhance students’ orchestral knowledge and performance skills.”
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Judith Calvert, President of Symphony Central Coast (formerly Central Coast Symphony Orchestra) is overjoyed with SCC's performance space. “Through the school’s generous support, this fine regional orchestra finally has a home, both for rehearsal and performance,” said Judith. “The Central Coast is extremely fortunate to have a full community symphony orchestra, but without the acoustically designed rehearsal and performance space we now have thanks to Central Coast Grammar School, it has been a challenge to reach our full potential. This new partnership is a fantastic asset to the Arts, Culture and Music Community and we see many collaborative, cultural events emerging over the next few years.”