In addition to weekly class music lessons for every student, Woombye State School offers extra-curricular music programs for interested students. These are all held in our state-of the-art Music Facility with modern classroom and sound proof teaching studio.
Woombye State School is a part of the Sunshine Coast North instrumental music program and offer free weekly lessons to interested students:
the String Orchestra Program (starting in year 3), and
the Concert Band Program (starting in year 4) i.e. woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
Students are selected to participate after an extensive recruitment program, and access instrument tuition in small groups during school class time on a withdrawal basis. They also attend an ensemble rehearsal before school at their playing level.
Instrument hire with a fee- see Office
Instruments offered include:
Violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, baritone horn, tuba, trumpet, trombone and percussion (not drum kit in Primary schools).
Singing, piano, guitar and bass guitar are not part of the Education Queensland instrumental program.
All parents are made aware of the policies and procedures surrounding involvement in the program on the acceptance letter.
Choral work is particularly popular at Woombye State School with over 15% of students choosing to participate in a choir offered from Term 4 Year 1, through to Year 6.
Choirs perform at school events, parades, with an annual tour to Aged Care homes. They have participated in district singing events with other schools.
Senior choir with members from years 4 to 6, singing a range of music from folk to Popular.
Little Songsters is the junior choir for years 2 and 3. Each group meets at a specified lunch hour in the music room.
New members are taken in Term 1 and other times in consultation with the music teacher. Information regarding joining is distributed in the school newsletter.
Other Music Activities:
The class music teacher extends the music experience beyond the classroom by offering choir and other instrument groups as time allocation permits, and the choices are driven by interest. In the past groups have included Advanced Recorder, Guitar Club, Singing Club, Xylophone ensemble. During term 1, lunch times are offered for Year 3 recorder beginners to get some extra practice or assistance.