Yarra Music

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in, you won’t get anything out. – William Christopher Handy

Yarra Music is the parent support group for the Music Department at Yarra Valley Grammar. We take a team approach to supporting the Music Department staff and students to ensure the best experience for everyone involved.

We meet in the evening at the School approximately eight times a year, and are very fortunate to have Mr. Scott Templeton, Director of Music, attending these meetings to provide us with an update of what is happening in the Music Department.

We aim to support the activities of the department by raising funds through music-related events throughout the year, whilst also supporting in-School events such as combined workshops with other schools and bringing guest artists to the School such as the renowned vocal group Idea of North and in 2014, Mr James Morrison and his band.

Our signature events each year include Food, Wine and Music, Jazz in the Café and our Yarra Music Awards Night.

From the Director of Music:

I hope you consider being involved in Yarra Music. This is a fantastic group of people whose energy and enthusiasm do so much to support music at Yarra Valley Grammar. Importantly, they also have a great time doing it!

Yarra Music is a fantastic way to get involved in the Yarra community, to meet great people and to have fun contributing to the musical life of the School.

I look forward to seeing you at a meeting or event.

Scott Templeton
Director of Music

2022 Yarra Music Meetings

Term 1
7.30pmTuesday15 February
7.30pmTuesday8 March

Term 2
7.30pmTuesday3 May
7.30pmTuesday7 June

Term 3
7.30pmTuesday19 July
7.30pmTuesday9 August

Term 4
7.30pmTuesday11 October
7.30pmTuesday15 November

2022 Yarra Music Events

As well as a set Calendar of events throughout the year, Yarra Music supports the students and teachers for tours, school visits and additional major events in the Music Department.

Food, Wine and Music Concert

5.30pm, Sat 26 March

Concerto Competition

7.00pm, Thurs 5 May

The Junior School Concert

4.00pm, Sun 19 June

Jazz in the Café

6.00pm, Sat 30 July

Yarra Music Contacts


Ben Vella

t: 0418 354 727

Vice President

Rachel Elliot

t: 0412 137 182


Martina Hammerstein

t: 0417 154 784


Chris Avramopoulos

t: 0423 886 168

Or simply email us here

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