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Our Year 4 violin, viola, cello and double bass players will be attending the District Junior Strings Camp in Week 11.  All strings players are reminded there will be no lessons or rehearsal in this week, due to the camp.

FYI – Coorparoo State School will be hosting this strings camp over four days in the last week of term, so if you see someone lost, please send them to the hall.  There will be a lot of additional children in our school in this time, so please be friendly and helpful.


The musical is coming along nicely and we are now having run-throughs on Sundays!  Keep up the good work Hairsprayers!!


Do you drink orange juice?  Milk?  If so, Mrs Vogler would appreciate a donation of plastic bottle caps please.  She is after a class set of 30, so if anyone would like to donate, please drop them into the Music room before the holidays.  Please ensure the caps have been thoroughly washed.  Sounds interesting…..what is she up to??????


To make up for missing band rehearsals or lessons, “Make-Up” Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesdays, following all Monday Holidays/Student Free Days or on Mondays prior to a holiday or Music Camp. See below.

Date Day Time Who
Term 3
16-Jul Monday 10.00-10.30 am Junior Band (day before beginner camp)
Term 4
23-Oct Tuesday 10.00-10.30 am
11.15-11.45 am Yr 5 Senior Band


Before school
Senior Band
Junior band
String Orchestra 7:40am
Yr 4/5
Percussion 8am
Yr 4/5/6
Lunch time
Kijini Choir
11:15 am
Pop Choir
11:15 am
Recorder Ensemble


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

String Orchestra – Ms Margo Flemming

Kijini and Pop Choirs and Coorparoo Cantabile – Mrs Annelle Vogler

Percussion Ensembles – Mrs Kirsty Muir

Recorder Ensemble – Ms Iris Van Sloten

General music enquiries – please contact the Music teacher, Mrs Vogler at


The following dates have been decided for the year, so please mark these dates in your diaries.

Tues 26, Wed 27 June – Year 4 Strings Camp

Tues 17 – Fri 20 July – Year 4 Band Camp

Fri 17 Aug – Hairspray Jnr Musical 7pm

Sat 18 Aug – Hairspray Jnr Musical 2pm and 7pm

Sun 19 Aug – Hairspray Jnr Musical 2pm

Fri 7 Sep – Musica Viva whole school

Mon 17 – Wed 19 Sep – Senior Instrumental camp

Sat 3 Nov – Music Fest Coorparoo Cantabile

Tues 20 Nov – Parent Info Night Year 2 & 3 for Strings and Band

Mon 26 Nov – Christmas Gala Concert

Wed 28 Nov – Busking Day Year 3-6

Wed 12 Dec – Year 6 Graduation


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.