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JUNIOR BAND CAMP

The Junior Band had a wonderful time at the Junior Band Camp last week.  The Friday concert was great!  Well done Junior Band members.  Let’s hope they have come back, invigorated and excited, to improve their enjoyment and playing of their instruments. 

MUSIC SUB COMMITTEE MEETING

Our next meeting is tonight, Tuesday 18 July from 5:30pm in the instrumental room.  All welcome.

CHORAL MASTERCLASS - COORPAROO CANTABILE

Coorparoo Cantabile will be taking part in a choral workshop with Greenslopes SS, on Friday 25 August.  This is very exciting, to collaborate with another school and have a guest conductor to come in and instruct the choristers.  Please mark this date in your diaries.  The workshop will be from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.  Coorparoo Cantabile will receive a detailed note about this event, in August.

SINGFEST – COORPAROO CANTABILE

Coorparoo Cantabile will be taking part in Singfest on Monday 28 August at the Old Museum, Gregory Terrace.  The children will be travelling by bus to the venue and then singing all day with five other schools, before the culminating concert in the late afternoon.  Please mark this date in your calendar, so you will be able to attend the concert.

All the members of Coorparoo Cantabile should have received their USBs by now, with the backing track for Singfest.  Please use it to learn all the songs by the end of this week.  If the USB does not work, please return it to Mrs Vogler or Mr Cross and the problem will be rectified.

MUSIC DATES

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.

Monday 28 August – Singfest - Coorparoo Cantabile

Tuesday 14 November – Parent Information night 6pm for Year 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:-

• Gala

• Musicfest

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

MAKEUP BAND REHEARSALS

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:

DATE
DAY
TIME
WHO
3 October
day after Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Junior Band
17 October
day after Student Free Day
Tuesday
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.