Music has a special emphasis of St Augustine's. From the time of St Marcellin, music has played an important part in the life of the Marist school. St Marcellin believed that a boys' school without singing and music was an unbalanced and unhappy place.
At St Augustine's this has translated into a flourishing music department with several bands and ensembles in a range of styles of genres, as well as the teaching of music in the normal curriculum.
The senior and junior bands frequently travel not only in the Cairns region but all over the State, interstate and overseas, to compete in competitions and to tour. They have met with success and acclaim winning 3 gold awards at State level.
Boys are encouraged to learn a musical instrument, if this is their wish. Individual and group tuition is available.