Padua’s rich musical tradition continues today under the auspices of the Franciscan Colleges’ Instrumental Program (FCIP).
In 1983, the FCIP was established to provide tuition on the complete range of band and orchestral instruments for the students of Padua College, Mt Alvernia College (our sister school) and St Anthony’s Primary School. The FCIP is a co-curricular ensemble-based program and forms an integral part of the cultural and academic life of Padua College.
The FCIP offers students a variety of different ensembles to accommodate a wide range of individual abilities and genres of music. It is expected that all members of FCIP ensembles are committed to their ensemble.
The Allan & Joan Napier Family Music Bursary
The College is proud to offer the annual Allan & Joan Napier Family Music Bursary for FCIP Instrumental Music.