Instrumental Music Program

At Salesian College Chadstone, we offer our students the opportunity to participate in the Instrumental Music Program. The range of instruments offered include:


  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone


  • Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba


  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass


  • Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals


Our 11 specialist Instrumental Music Staff are:

  • Ms Melissa Adela – Piano
  • Mr Dorian Broomhall – Trumpet
  • Ms Zoe Frater – Bass Guitar
  • Ms Emma Hallett – Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  • Mrs Laurien Kennedy – Cello, Double Bass
  • Mr David Neville – Drums
  • Ms Laura Nichols – Vocals
  • Ms Sharmila Periakarpan – Flute
  • Mr Brendan Toohey – Clarinet and Saxophone
  • Mr Michael Shepherdson – Guitar
  • Mrs Sylvia Winfield – Violin, Viola




There are a number of ensembles at the College. These include:

  • Concert Band
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Tour Ensemble




The College conducts music tours on a rotating basis: International, Interstate and Local.

  • International – Pacific Basin Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Interstate – Queensland Catholic Schools Music Festival in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Local – A tour with our ensembles within the state of Victoria.

The Year 7 Classroom Music curriculum sees all students learning an instrument for a semester on any of the listed instruments above for no extra cost. The students learn how to play their instrument and be a part of a large ensemble. A number of the students choose to continue their instruments past the semester and enjoy being part of our Instrumental Music Program.