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Just a reminder that choir rehearsals are now back to normal.  Pop Choir is on Tuesday at 11:15am and Coorparoo Cantabile is on Thursday at 8:00am.  If your child was enrolled in these choirs earlier in the year, they will be expected at rehearsals next week.  If your child no longer wishes to be in these ensembles, please let Mrs Vogler know as soon as possible.


On Friday 7 September, the Torres Strait Islander group 'Wyniss' will be performing at our school.  As this is a culminating activity for a unit of work in Music, all children are expected to attend.  Payment is required by Friday 24 August.  Please note that no late payments will be accepted. 

To make the concert even more meaningful for the children, it would be great if the students could bring a few things to the concert.

1. A piece of string or wool, 80 - 100cms long, tied in a loop, to make the fishing spear

2. A spinning top made from a milk or juice lid, a tiny hole in the centre and then a toothpick inserted into the hole

3. A shaker eg maraca.  These can be made from an empty plastic bottle with rice inside.   Please glue the lid on or use sticky tape!

We have used these things in class and the children enjoy the musical experience so much more, when they are actively involved in the performance.

If you have any queries about Wyniss or what to bring to the concert, please send an email  to the Music teacher, Mrs Annelle Vogler, at


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 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.

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.