Instrumental Music Program
All students undertake a selection process
in Year 2 to determine their aptitude for playing a string instrument (violin, cello
or double bass). Following this process, offers to join the instrumental
program are made to selected students.
In Year 3, a further selection process is
undertaken to identify students who have an aptitude and desire to learn a band
instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion).
Department funding provides selected
children with one small group lesson, of half hour duration per week. As part
of the program, students are expected to attend a before school rehearsal for
either String Ensemble or Concert Band.
Violin, Cello, Double Bass (limited availability from Year 3)
Woodwind: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, French
percussion students play a variety of tuned and untuned instruments).
Where possible, Instrumental Music Camps
will be organised each year – including a Beginners Music Camp for all
beginners and a selective (entry by audition only) camp for senior primary.
The Concert Bands and String Ensembles will
have the opportunity to participate in school based performances, community
performances and competitions e.g. Queensland Festival of Music, Fanfare,