Under the baton of Mr Riley, Invicta Grammar School Orchestra meets every Friday in the purpose-built music auditorium and features many of the outstanding instrumentalists at Invicta, as well as many other musicians who are developing their musical skills. The orchestra covers a wide range of repertoire and perform at least four times a year, including the termly music department concerts, as well as a themed concert in the spring term. This year, the orchestra will be the centrepiece of a “60’s Gala”, where they will be performing, among many other items, Sweet Gingerbread Man. The orchestra is well resourced with a full orchestral percussion section, including three professional-standard timpani, a glockenspiel, xylophone and bass drum.
At Invicta, we believe that every student playing an orchestral instrument should be a part of the school orchestra. Students develop cultural and musical understanding, gain self-confidence and lasting friendships, and become a part of one of the most highly-regarded ensembles within the school. The parts are differentiated for a wide range of abilities, meaning both relative beginners, and developed musicians, can play alongside one another. We would encourage any student interested in developing the life-long skill of playing an orchestral instrument to contact Mr Riley – and become a member of the school orchestra!