Coorparoo State School Parents & Carers Association

Music (Sub Committee)

Music Sub Committee Meetings 2020
February 11th – 5.30 pm in the Music Rooms
May 19th – 5.30 pm in the Music Rooms
Term 3 – no meeting due to Musical
Term 4 – To Be Confirmed

Instrumental Music Program

The Instrumental Music Program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a range of musical endeavours including: Instrumental Band, Strings, Orchestra, Percussion Ensembles, Choirs and a Recorder Ensemble.

Coorparoo State School values both participation and excellence. This is reflected in our Choir Program where we have a “Coorparoo Contabile”, which is involved in regional competitions, and both “Pop Choir” and “Kijini Choir” who perform at our school’s “Winter Concert” and “Christmas Gala”.

Our Percussion, Woodwind and Brass teacher Mr Arnow, works with students in Years 4, 5 & 6, who learn a range instruments from French Horns, Clarinets, Saxophones to flutes and euphoniums. Students wishing to participate in the program are required to sit an assessment in Term 3 of Year 3.

Mr Arnow also conducts the senior and Junior Bands, which both compete at Music Fest and Fanfare, as well as playing at various school events.

Ms Fleming coordinates our String Program which involves students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Students wishing to join the Strings Program are required to sit an assessment at the end of Year 2. Again our String Ensembles compete at regional events as well as playing at school-based performances.

Mrs Muir leads two percussion ensembles, which play modern songs for fun, for Years 4, 5 and 6. They learn tuned percussion including xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels and marimbas. They also play untuned percussion such as drums, triangles, guiros and vibraslaps.

The recorder ensemble is conducted by Ms Van Sloten, which involves Year 3 students. Then students learn the basics of recorder playing, as well as occasionally playing the anthem at assembly.

Coorparoo State School provides its students with a unique opportunity to participate in a School biennial Musical. The Musical is run by a dedicated team of Coorparoo State School community members. The quality of past performances have been beyond expectations; they truly need to be seen to be believed.

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