At Albany Creek State School we have a full time music specialist. All classes enjoy a 30 minute lesson with our music specialist each week. Instrumental Music teachers visit the school and instruct in woodwind, percussion, brass and strings. Tuition for Instrumental Music commences in Year 3 for strings and in Year 4 for woodwind, percussion and brass instruments.
School choirs and bands function within the school and children are encouraged to join the choir, instrumental bands and/or recorder band.
Members of these groups acquire a set of particular skills during tuition sessions. In addition to enjoying the group participation or playing, they give pleasure to others in public performances at various times during the year. The ensembles and choirs also perform on special occasions such as ANZAC Day, Presentation Assembly, Graduation and Kerribee, the annual school concert.
Instrumental Music Program (IMP)
Education Queensland provides a program of free instrumental lessons in many Primary and Secondary schools throughout the state. In a fully implemented program, tuition is provided in strings, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Ensemble experience is provided through participation in the concert band or string ensemble. The program becomes an integral part of the students’ music education.
At Albany Creek State School we are very fortunate to have an Instrumental Music Program (IMP). Each week specialised instrumental music teachers visit our school to take half hour lessons with small groups of budding musicians. The IMP gives students the opportunity to learn to play an instrument and also to develop personal and teamwork skills. Students are assessed to determine their suitability for the program. Their progress is monitored and they are invited to join an ensemble when their skills reach a suitable standard.
The concert band and string ensemble make regular public performances which are equally enjoyable for participants and audiences alike. During the year, students also have the opportunity to participate in music camps where the emphasis is on improving their skills.