The NT Music Schools Ensemble program aims to improve and expand the musicianship of our students through regular opportunities to play with other students and perform publicly. Playing and performing with others is the most important way for students to develop and apply their skills learned through lessons and practice.

NTMS co-ordinates a number of combined schools ensembles at a range of locations, all of whom represent NT schools at numerous public events throughout the year. Our Ensemble program is open to all students from year 5 to year 12, though different conditions apply for entry into each.

Participation in the NT Music School ensembles is by invitation. A Permission to Attend NTMS Ensembles form is required for all participating students.  This form includes a media release clause, which allows the NT Music School to use photographs or video of student performance for publicity and/or marketing purposes.  Please be aware that not giving permission for this to occur will, in some cases, prevent students from participating in public performances.  Those families affected by this will be contacted by the relevant ensemble conductor prior to the specific event.

View Ensembles Policy here (This policy is currently under review)

Combined Schools Concert Band Ensembles – Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Instruments

Da Capo this is our beginner ensemble for students who can play 5 notes. Rehearsing weekly. There are Da Capo ensembles in Darwin.

Con Moto- an ensemble for intermediate students, available currently for students of Darwin and Palmerston & Rural Schools. Rehearsing weekly.

Apogee this is our most advanced, flagship ensemble, rehearsing weekly at our Sanderson Facilities. This ensemble is for students playing at a high standard. This ensemble represents NT DoE at major events and functions, and forms the main body of the Beat Festival Orchestra.

 Combined schools Choir, Percussion and Guitar Ensembles

Singchronicity – is our combined schools choir, entry is by auditions held annually. This choir rehearses weekly in Darwin and in the Palmerston and Rural area. 

Pure Note - is our advanced vocal ensemble aimed at addressing the needs of our high end choral students.

Go Percussion! - is our advance percussion ensemble, rehearses weekly after school,  working and performing on untuned percussion.

Ritmicoour percussion ensemble, rehearses weekly after school, working and performing on tuned  percussion. 

String Theory - Our classical guitar ensemble, available to Darwin and Palmerston students, rehearsing weekly after school.

Other Info

Email: nt.musicschool@ntschools.net
Phone: 08 8963 5550 
FAX: 08 8963 5569
ADDRESS: 60 Matthews Road, WULAGI NT 0812 POSTAL: PO BOX 455, KARAMA NT 0813
ABN: 59137702180

Middle & Senior School Bus Routes to NTMS
Primary School Bus Routes to NTMS

We're a social bunch

Find us on our facebook page

Enrol Online