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MUSIC NEWS

KIJINI CHOIR

Omg, how good were the Kijini Choir, singing at assembly last Thursday?  The children sounded fabulous and there have been so many positive comments about the performance.  How clever are our little children, singing in two-part harmony?  Mrs Vogler is extremely proud of their efforts.  Well done Kijini Choir!

SENIOR MUSIC CAMP

Please note there will be no band or strings lessons or rehearsals this week, due to the Senior Music Camp.  Both Mr Arnow and Ms Fleming will be attending this camp, which goes from Monday to Wednesday of Week 10.

STRING NEWS

Please note beginner strings will be joining String Orchestra rehearsals, in preparation for upcoming performances.  Rehearsals are an important part of their musical education and it is compulsory to attend weekly rehearsals. Students will require a pencil, folder and their instrument.  Notification of absence must be sent via a short note or email to mflem13@eq.edu.au

Rehearsals will commence on Wednesday 4 October 7:40am.  Doors will open 7:30am for set up and tune-up.  Beginners will require a performance uniform for Term 4.

COORPAROO CARNIVAL

The Senior Band, Junior Band, String Orchestra, Coorparoo Cantabile, Pop Choir, Kijini Choir and the Recorder Ensemble will be all performing at Coorparoo Carnival.  We will be performing at the start of the carnival, so the children can perform and then have hours of fun on the rides etc!

MUSICFEST – COORPAROO CANTABILE - AFTER 3PM

Coorparoo Cantabile will be competing in Musicfest on Saturday 28 October.  Thank you for letting me know which session suits you best.  The most popular time was after 3pm, so that is the session that we will enter.  Sorry to those who preferred after 1pm, but there was an overwhelming preference for the 3pm slot.  A more detailed note will go home about this event closer to the time.

GALA

Please note that the date for the Gala is Monday 23 October.

BUSKING DAY

The date for Busking Day is Wednesday 22 November from 8am.  

FUTURE MUSIC EVENTS 

Wk
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
10
10
11 Senior Band camp
12 Senior Band camp
13 Senior Band camp
14
15
16
No lessons
No lessons
Hols
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Hols
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
1-Oct
2 Queen’s Birthday
3 Junior Band make-up rehearsal
4
5
6
7
2
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
3
15 Carnival
16 Pupil  Free Day
17
18
19
20
21
Junior and Senior Bands
 
4
22
23 Gala
24
25 Carnival of Animals QSO Year 1
26
27 Junior Band MusicFest
28 Music Fest
All bands and choirs
Senior Band - MusicFest
Cantabile
5
29
30
31
1-Nov
2 Music Count Us In 11:30am
3
4
6
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
7
12
13
14 Info Night Band & Strings
15
16
17
18
8
19
20
21
22 Busking Day Years 3-6
23
24
25
9
26
27 Carols night – all bands and choirs
28 Senior band rehearsal (Yr 6 only)
29
30
1-Dec
2
10
3
4
5 Senior band rehearsal (Yr 6 only)
6 Yr 6 Graduation Senior band
7
8
9

 

REHEARSAL TIMES

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Before school
Junior Band
7:45am
Senior Band
7:45am
String Orchestra 7:40am
Coorparoo Cantabile
8:00am
 
Percussion Ensemble 8:00am
Percussion Ensemble
8:00am
Lunch time
Kijini Choir
11:15am
Pop Choir
11:15am
Recorder Ensemble
11:15am
Percussion Ensemble
11:15am
 

The ensembles are in full swing, so all children who have enrolled in these musical groups should be attending rehearsals on a regular basis.

If you need to contact the teacher who is responsible for these groups, please see the list below:-

Junior and Senior Band – Mr Ethan Arnow earno2@eq.edu.au

String Orchestra – Ms Margo Flemming mflem13@eq.edu.au

Coorparoo Cantabile, Pop and Kijini Choirs – Mrs Annelle Vogler avogl11@eq.edu.au

Percussion Ensembles – Mrs Kirsty Muir kmuir1@eq.edu.au

Recorder Ensemble – Ms Iris Van Sloten ivans1@eq.edu.au

General music enquiries – please contact the Music teacher, Mrs Vogler avogl11@eq.edu.au.

 

Coorparoo State School has one specialist Music Teacher, Ms Annelle Vogler. Specialist music lessons are held weekly for every class during which children invent, sing, play, read and enjoy music.

Coorparoo State School maintains a "state of the art" Music Block which was built in 2003 and includes: a large class teaching space, one sound proof rehearsal room, a large instrumental teaching room and a number of smaller store rooms for instruments.

The school offers the following Ensembles:

  • Kijini Choir (Years 1 and 2)
  • Pop Choir (Years 3-6)
  • Competition Choir (Years 3-6) by audition only
  • Senior and Junior Band
  • Strings Orchestra
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Recorder Ensemble

Instrumental Music Program

This school runs a very large and successful Instrumental Music Program, aided by the support of the Music Committee.

Strings lessons are available for selected students from Years 3 - 6. Brass, woodwind or percussion instruction is available to selected students from Years 5 - 6. Selection occurs towards the end of Year 2 and Year 4. Information is sent home to parents at that time.

The students in this program receive weekly lessons for their instrument, given by specialist teachers. Upon selection to the program, a school instrument may be hired for the first twelve months of tuition, and certain large instruments may be hired for longer periods.

Students learning any of the less expensive instruments will be required to purchase their own instrument after that first year. Details of costs and instrument hire fees and further information on the music program is available in the Music Handbook.

Students in the program are offered the opportunity to play in the Senior or Junior Band, and the Strings Orchestra. Some students also participate in small ensemble work. Each year, Coorparoo State School performs at MusicFest, SingFest, Education Week, Prom Concerts, Gala, fetes and other events as opportunities arise throughout the school year.

We pride ourselves on our instrumental music program and endeavour to give each child an insight into the world of music.