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The Autumn Music concert is coming up this term, so keep Tuesday 23 May free for our first big concert, with all the musical ensembles performing.  There will be a sausage sizzle starting at 5pm, so come along and have an evening snack, before the concert starts at 6pm.

A note was handed out more than a week ago, so if your child missed out on receiving a copy, please get one from Mrs Vogler or the school office.  Alternatively, the note has also been attached to the Music News.


The following is a list of all the Music dates for 2017.  Please note that these dates are subject to change and there will be additions to this list throughout the year.

Tuesday 23 May – Autumn Music Concert

Monday 30 October – Gala

Tuesday 14 November – Parent Information night 6pm for Yr 2 and 3

Friday 24 November – Busking Day (changed from Tuesday 21 November)

Monday 27 November – Carols night 5pm for 5:30pm start

Wednesday 6 December – Year 6 Graduation night

Dates yet to be determined:-

• Singfest

• Musicfest


Before school
Junior Band
Senior Band
String Orchestra 7:40am
Coorparoo Cantabile
Percussion Ensemble 8:00am
Percussion Ensemble
Lunch time
Kijini Choir
Pop Choir
Recorder Ensemble
Percussion 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

Coorparoo Cantabile, Pop and Kijini Choirs – Mrs Annelle Vogler

Percussion Ensembles – Mrs Kirsty Muir

Recorder Ensemble – Ms Iris Van Sloten

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


To make up for missing Band rehearsals or lessons, Makeup rehearsals are scheduled o Tuesdays following all Monday holidays, Student Free Days or on a Monday prior to Music Camp. See the following:

10 July
day before Beginner Camp
10:30am – 11:00am
11:45am – 12:15pm
Year 6 Senior Band
Year 5 Senior Band
3 October
day after Queen’s Birthday
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Junior Band
17 October
day after Student Free Day
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Junior Band


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.