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We at Apollo strive to pursue two main goals, as embodied in the namesake of our society: Apollo, the ancient Greek deity of Health and Music:
Music: to unite students together in their musical interests, add to the diversity of student life at Melbourne University, and, of course, make some great music!
Health: to use this musical talent to promote health through music, by means of (but not limited to) holding charity concerts and donating to health-related causes, and performing at hospitals and nursing homes in metropolitan and rural Victoria.
Apollo Music Society is a music society at the University of Melbourne, open to students of all faculties and backgrounds. It was founded in 2002 by a group of second year medical students who witnessed a visiting troupe of Portuguese medical students put on an enthralling performance at the University's Sunderland Theatre. This event inspired our founders to create Apollo: a focal point for students of the health sciences to gather and pursue their musical interests.
From our humble beginnings as a small string orchestra, Apollo has flourished to become a well-established member of the cultural life at the University of Melbourne. Our membership includes students of music, arts, science, engineering and commerce, and even students from other tertiary institutions around Victoria, such as Monash University and RMIT. Since our inception we have also seen the birth and growth of several new ensembles, including the Jazz and Fusion bands, and Acapollo- our a capella choir.