Students can participate in Jazz Band*, Percussion Ensemble*, Bush Band*, Secondary Choir (Years 7 to 12), Primary Choir (Years 3 to 6), Infants Choir (Kindergarten to Year 2) and various small choirs which are used for extension for more musically able students, and an Orchestra. *These ensembles are occasionally formed for special events.
Carinya Tamworth offers individual Music Tuition to students in Year 2 to Year 12 in Piano, Clarinet and Saxaphone. Lessons are timetabled to take place on the same day, and in such a way that they do not miss the same lesson each week. In consultation with individual teachers, parents are welcome to come and sit in on lessons. Tuition is conducted in the school's individual music rooms by private music teachers. Tuition is paid directly to the individual teacher and is not included within school fees.
Students have the opportunity to play any instrument they are learning in the Carinya Concert Band. Membership of the Concert Band is included in school fees. The Concert Band performs at the Gunnedah Eisteddfod and a variety of school functions.
Small group tuition is available for students in guitar. As with the Concert Band there is no additional cost.
SCHOOL CHOIR/VOCAL ENSEMBLE
All students from Kindergarten to Year 6 have the opportunity to join the Infants or Primary Choir and perform in public at the Gunnedah Eisteddfod and other school and community events.
Individual tuition in piano, classical guitar and singing is available during school hours.