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The performing arts are highly valued at our school, with exceptional staff and facilities dedicated to students’ artistic and creative development.

Students can learn a musical instrument as part of our curriculum itinerant teaching programme, or take advantage of the Epsom Music School – Parnell Academy options. We offer a range of ensemble activities to suit classical, jazz or rock musicians, with opportunities for all students from beginner to elite. Our annual musical production provides singers, dancers, actors, musicians and stage crew a chance to take part in a large-scale event. Our music department is well equipped with the latest in musical production software and technology.

Drama enthusiasts can get involved in Senior and Junior Drama Club meets, competitive or general theatresports, and regional and national Shakespeare Festival competitions.

ACG Parnell College Arts

Annual musical production Drama Club Marimba Group
Art Club Glee Choir Open mic night
Big Sing Jazz band Photography club
Chamber orchestra Jazz combo String group
Choir Kapa Haka Theatresports
Concert band Manu tioriori Wind and brass
Design technology club

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Australian International Music Festival: students perform on world stage

Fifty-four ACG Parnell College musicians headed to Sydney recently to participate in the Australian International Music Festival.
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Music competition an opportunity to shine

A prefect-led music competition that started in 2011 as a piano-only event has grown into a multi-round event adjudicated by independent professional musicians, with categories for strings, piano, vocal, wind and brass, pop/rock/jazz and world music.
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Daniel attends NZ Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra

Daniel, a viola player, was selected last year after a rigorous audition process.
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