Instrumental Music Program 2020

Fitzroy High’s Instrumental Music Program is well and truely underway. We have a great lineup of ensembles again this year and some new faces that have joined the team. I would like to introduce Matt Sheers our new Strings teacher who is leading both The String Ensemble and Filharmonica and teaching violin, viola and the Uke. Another new face is myself, Emily Wearne! Taking the lead from Matthew Hovell who did a terrific job last year coordinating the Instrumental Program, I will be answering your emails, facilitating performances and helping out in anyway possible to ensure a smooth year of lessons and performances, if anyone has any suggestions or questions regarding the program please contact me at this email , and I will endeavour to help where possible. 

For this year we hope to have a few external and internal concerts to showcase the hard work put in by both student and teacher to learn an instrument and play in an ensemble. I encourage staff, friends and family to attend these events and support students in their extra curricular activity. That is it for now, I hope everyone is settling into the new year with ease and we can all have a fab 2020!!

Emily Wearne

Mid Winter Recital

Hi everyone – looking forward to the Mid Winter Recital tomorrow evening (Wednesday 26 June) at 75 Reid Street, North Fitzroy. Show starts at 7:30pm (all performers to arrive at 7:00pm please). Dress code for performers is “smart performance attire”. For parents/carers wishing to enjoy a cup of mulled wine, please bring a mug. You are welcome to bring a light supper, but we would kindly request that you take all rubbish home with you. Tickets still available at

See you at the show!

What: Mid Winter Recital
When: 7:30pm, Wednesday 26 June
Where: 75 Reid Street, North Fitzroy

Kind regards,
Matthew Hovell.

Hitsy Fitz FM

Ever hummed along to the music that plays on the school’s loudspeaker system at the end of lunch?  Ever thought to yourself as you hummed… ‘I love this song!!’ Or conversely, ‘This song?!? I can’t stand this song!’… Ever wondered who makes the call on the music selection?

Well know you can stop wondering, and start considering who makes the grade for Hitsy Fitz FM! Hitsy Fitz will be a weekly broadcast of student works;  a platform to celebrate the wide ranging spectrum of students’ recorded musical output.

Hitsy Fitz FM will commence broadcast in Term 3. Submissions for the broadcast playlist are now open to students from all year levels, whether enrolled in the Instrumental Music programme or not.  

If you have existing recordings of your musical works, you can submit them directly to Matt Hovell at  If you have a song, or an idea for a song, we can offer a recording session to get your song onto CD format ready for broadcast. Auditions will be conducted during a lunchtime (tba) in term 2, ahead of a recording session (also tba) later in term 2.

For all further enquiries, please contact Matt at the Music Department.

FHS Music Night Live @ The Spotted Mallard – TONIGHT

As the year comes to an end, the doors of the music room burst open with an outpouring of musical talent that has been brewing within its walls, to showcase the wealth of student talent being encouraged and fine tuned by our amazing Instrumental Music teaching team. Fitzroy High School, warmly invites parents, teachers and friends to our end of year concert at The Spotted Mallard, home of Melbourne's best live music and boasting a sensational new menu!



The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road

Doors  – 6 pm

Show –  Tuesday 6 December @ 7 pm

Ticket Entry – $5.70 (including booking fee)

Book Online –

Tom Hoyle
Music Coordinator
9488 1900