St Colmans College sustains its own orchestra of more than fifty members, all College students. The orchestra was runner-up in Class 40: Orchestra at Newry Musical Feis 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ninety-four students are currently studying for ABRSM and Trinity College examinations. This includes those students in receipt of SELB Music Service Intermediate or Advanced tuition, or those studying music privately outside of school. Tuition is offered on all instruments from recorder to pipe-organ (we have had our own two-manual Kenneth Jones instrument installed in the chapel). Orchestra and choir apart, students are encouraged to develop their specific interest in music, whether it be popular, classical or traditional, either as a concert band, big band, jazz band, or in smaller ensembles as required.