We have a music program at Xavier College that allows our children to shine - whatever their talent in music.

Professional instrumental teachers are available to teach a wide variety of instruments. Students are also able to participate in additional instrumental lessons. The lessons are rotated so that students do not consistently miss the same lesson. Families should note that these lessons incur an additional cost. 

A Concert Band Program is run during Year 7 music classes to provide opportunities for new brass and woodwind players to emerge.

There are several bands at the College that students are able to join: 

  • Little Big Band (our large performance group)
  • Allegro (our vocal ensemble) 
  • Xavier Strings (our string ensemble)
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Various Rock Bands

Our College musical and live performances

Every two years, we stage a major musical which is held at a commercial theatre where students are invited to perform in the orchestra, formed especially for this event.

Other opportunities for live performances occur during lunch-time concerts; assemblies and liturgical celebrations. We also hold a Battle of the Bands for rock groups and students perform at competitions like the Balaklava Eisteddfod.

Our community performance opportunities include the Catholic Schools Music Festival, Gawler Show and a cabaret style performance at the end of the school year showcasing our talented music students.

Instrumental Tutors

The College welcomes enquiries from Instrumental Tutors wishing to teach at our campuses.

Current Opportunities

Piano Tutor

Gawler Belt Campus

Gawler Belt Campus has demand for an additional Piano Tutor, with potential to teach students at Evanston and Two Wells campuses. Tutors able to teach more than one instrument are highly valued. Immediate start, please contact Tom Lindner at the Gawler Belt Campus.


Tom Lindner, Music Coordinator at Gawler Belt Campus
Email or phone 8521 4500

Amy Waters and Ben Papparella, Music Coordinators at Two Wells Campus
Email or phone 8520 4100

Megan Isaacson, Music Coordinator at Evanston Campus
Email or phone 8526 9600

Instrumental Tutors are invited to use College facilities to teach students at our campuses as external contractors, requiring the following documentation:

  • Working with Children Clearance
  • CESA Declaration Form
  • Responding to the Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care training (RRHAN-EC)
  • Copy of Certificate of Currency Insurance
  • Catholic Clearance (arranged by the College upon engagement)