Music allows the children to extend their talent and use the curriculum delivered in the classroom to explore, develop, create and respond. When rehearsing and performing, students extend and consolidate their knowledge of:
Physical movement and co ordination with Dance
Mathematical skills with rhythm and beat
Understanding how words are woven into a song
How is history reflected in Music
Higher order thinking such as
Allowing students to think and create in complex patterns
Question their contribution as well as others in the group performances
How they all can improve and be the best they can be
In semester one student explore music with the emphasis on developing skills in:
Playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments
Singing - accompanied and unaccompanied
Dance and movement activities
Beat, pitch, dynamics and tempo
Reading and playing notation
The Instrumental Music Program is an inclusive extracurricular program. Students in the program learn in small lesson groups and large band or string ensembles and perform at school, the Gold Coast eisteddfod, local community events and for recruitment sessions. The students learn musicianship, technique and valuable life skills such as; responsibility, team work and independence.
Students are offered positions in the program based on a thorough recruitment process where students will be tested for suitability on instruments (mouthpiece testing, rhythm, etc), music aptitude and general personal character. This process takes place to offer the most suitable instrument for the student.
Strings; Year 3 – 6 – Teacher – Mr Reuben McLean
Band; Year 4 – 6 – Teacher – Mrs Kayla Latter
Through an audition process student are selected to be part of the school choirs
( Year 1-2 Choir, Year 3-4 Choir, Year 5-6 Choirs)
Rehearsals are conducted before school once a week from 7.45am to 8.45 am
The students enjoy a repertoire ranging from Popular Music, Part/Harmony singing and Rock n Roll classic.