GRIPPS is ‘The Gap Regional Instrumental Primary Performers School’.

In 1992 Ashgrove/The Gap Rotary Club and a number of local Primary Schools commenced an exciting event for primary school pupils. Approximately 160 children from 13 schools representing both state and private primary schools in The Gap, Ashgrove and surrounding suburbs are selected after a comprehensive auditioning process.  Music and instrumental music teachers from many of the schools together with approximately 15 professional musicians work with the students to hone their skills during a 4-day music camp at the Gap State High School.

Each year GRIPPS creates an even greater awareness with the local state schools and the community where young folk get experience and training by a number of committed and devoted music teachers, supporting this event.

The concert is made up of:

  • A Choir
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Over the last 31 years, the GRIPPS program has not only improved the musical skills of many thousands of local students, it has provided them with personal development and new friends.