The Music Department offers a wide range of musical experiences for every child.  Our aim is to be inclusive of all students and to provide enriching and exciting musical experiences.

There are a huge number of ensembles at the school led by a dedicated and experienced Music staff who rehearse each group for the busy calendar of Concerts that happen at the school and throughout Perth and overseas.

Our music groups include:

Choirs: Secondary Choir, St. Paul’s Chapel Choir, and Primary Choirs.

Bands: Senior Concert Band, Wind Band, Year 5 Bands

Orchestras: Sinfonia, Septissimo Strings, St Bede’s Strings, St Paul’s Strings

Jazz Bands: Jazz 1-3

Other opportunities: Organ Scholars, School Musicals, Big Night In Events, Interhouse Music Festival

Our Instrumental Staff form a fantastic group of dedicated teachers and talented musicians who provide the skills needed for hundreds of JSR Music students to be able to perform complex music at a high standard. At JSR students have the opportunity to learn the Bagpipe, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Jazz Piano, Oboe, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice.

For information on how to arrange instrumental or voice lessons, please pick up a ‘Making Music’ handbook from the Music Department or Administration.


St Paul’s Chapel Choir is made up of students and staff from John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. The choir has toured the United Kingdom, the eastern states of Australia, and this state’s south-west, performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and produced recordings of Haydn’s orchestral mass, Missa Sancti Nicolai, and the Fauré Requiem.

The Chapel Choir sings the traditional Anglican office of Evensong each Tuesday with a regular Eucharist on Sunday mornings at St Paul’s, Mirrabooka. The  choir also sings in other Anglican parishes around the Perth diocese.