Staying connected through music

A key learning from the challenges of 2020 has been music has the power to bring everyone together – even when we’re far apart!

Music continues to be a vibrant part of the fabric of our School, with Co-Curricular Music (instrumental lessons, choirs and ensembles) working hand-in-hand with the Classroom Music program.

In 2020, over 400 boys participated in instrumental lessons each week, with online lessons proving to be very successful, especially in terms of forging the three-cornered partnerships between the boys, parents and instrumental staff.

Boys in the Junior and Secondary Schools participated in many virtual concerts throughout the year. A number of ensembles have continued to run including percussion ensembles, string chamber groups and selected choral ensembles.

Boys, parents and staff also participated in three virtual choir videos – On This Very Special Day for Mother’s Day, Wilson House Song for the Junior School and We Belong, which featured over 200 families from the School community joining together in song.

'We belong' virtual choir BGS

Over 300 video submissions were received from boys, parents and staff for We Belong and Music Department staff member Hayden Brown made the project come together brilliantly.

Exceptional VCE results for the Class of 2020

Brighton Grammar’s Class of 2020 recorded the School’s best academic results in recent history, with Headmaster Ross Featherston describ


Indigenous connections

In 2020, there was much happening in our indigenous program.


Meet our 2020 Dux Jaikob Akinci

2020 Dux Jaikob Akinci's message to the boys: Find your passion!