The school's music opportunities are very important to our
school and community. Every class from
Prep to year 6 has a weekly 40 minute lesson where they experience an aural
based music program that is sequential and developmental with the voice as the
main instrument. These weekly lessons are part of an eight year program that
feeds into secondary school. Music is one strand of the Arts Syllabus and as
such, is part of one of the key learning areas from years one to ten. Other classroom music instruments that are
focused on during the year include the Ukulele and the glockenspiel.
Students learn a variety of songs and verses to compliment
both rhythmic and melodic concepts. Each of these songs are supported by
different games and activities.
Junior Choir – The junior choir is a non-auditioned group
open to all students in years two and three. Andrew Vallance and Janelle
Cooling run this choir. The students in this groups have a great deal of fun
while learning some basic choral techniques.
Senior Choir – The Senior Choir is a non-auditioned group
open to all students in year’s four to seven rehearsing once a week. This
voluntary group provides an opportunity for further experience in music,
development of vocal technique and all aspects of team work. This choir will
tackle more difficult music!
Woodwind/brass/percussion program (year 4-6) Multi day: Mondays
Strings program (years 3 -6) String day: Thursdays
Students from year’s four to six (strings – three to six)
are able to be involved in the school instrumental program taught by Mr Alex
Lehmann and Mrs Genevieve Bignall. Brass, woodwind, percussion and string
instruments may be studied. The students then go on to be part of the school
This year Concert Band will be formed in Term 2. This allows
us to develop a full complement of instruments to form a well-balanced band.
Concert band will rehearse on Monday mornings. Time to be advised.
String Orchestra is up and running and it rehearses on
There is a levy of $60 per student per year (instrumental
programs) to participate in these programs if the student has their own
instrument. If an instrument is hired
from the school, there is a further cost of $20 per year ($80).
All instrumental students perform frequently on parade,
special events and competitions and at the Annual End of year Instrumental
As part of music education it is important that students
participate in audience activities. The Instrumental students, once a year,
head down to Brisbane on the Allen Stacey Cultural Excursion. On this
excursion, we visit the cultural hub of Brisbane, South Bank. Here, we visit
the Queensland Symphony Orchestra during a working rehearsal and performance.
We also visit the Art Gallery of Queensland and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Steve Schultz teaches guitar at school on Wednesday’s. These
are paid private lessons taught in school time. Steve is an experienced guitar
teacher and performer. The guitar classes and ensembles perform throughout the
school year. Steve also forms a Rock Band with the more experienced students
during the year.
The guitar classes
Cost $13 per lesson
Guitar day: Wednesday
Junior Arts program
Heidi Taylor teaches an exciting and dynamic Arts program to
our Preps to Year 2 students. Throughout the year the students are immersed in
the elements of Dance and Drama.
Every 2nd year Buddina State School performs a
musical. Students in years 3-6 are able to audition for a roll in the
production at the beginning of the year. Throughout the course of the
production, students will rehearse intensively ready to perform on opening
night. We have produced many successful productions including Wonder in
Aliceland, Heroes, From Rock to ROCK, Aladdin, and Lights, Camera, Action. We
look forward to our next production in 2016.
Music events at our
◾ Music Camp
◾Performing for Community Groups
◾Music Count Us In
◾Musica Viva in Schools
◾Also a vital part of other
events e.g. ANZAC Ceremony
◾Instrumental Concert evenings
How will Music
benefit my son or daughter?
◾broadens musical, intellectual
and cultural horizons
◾fosters self-esteem, confidence
and a positive outlook
◾endorses the pursuit of
◾focuses on participation and
performance in an environment of co-operation and teamwork
◾encourages mutual respect and
◾stimulates intellectual growth
◾caters for differences in
learning styles, opening avenues that students may not otherwise access
◾provides one of the most
powerful and profound means of expression and communication
◾develops memory and demands
accuracy and persistence.
What might I see my
son or daughter doing as part of the school Music program?
Look for them:
◾performing in small and large
◾performing as a soloist
◾composing and arranging
◾rehearsing for performances
◾attending live performances
◾participating in music camps
◾analysing and evaluating
◾listening with understanding
◾co-operating with peers and
◾taking on leadership roles
◾enjoying a sense of achievement
◾working towards excellence