At the start of the Christmas holidays last year, eight Primary and Middle School students attended SHEP, State Honours Ensemble Program. This is a music program offered by Griffith University in Brisbane that provides band, string orchestra and choir experiences to school-aged students who are excelling on their chosen musical instrument. They are recommended by their instrumental music teacher and nominated by the school.
The Honours Program gives students the opportunity to rehearse and perform in an intensive environment of musical excellence, work with conductors from the Conservatorium of Music, represent their school in a grand finale concert and participate in masterclasses with university academic teachers. These students have worked extremely hard to participate in the program and were chosen from over 2,300 nominations statewide.
Congratulations to Grace Charleson and Madeleine Mullins both participated in the vocal program, Joy Kim and Amelia Hughes on violin, Matthew O’Shea on clarinet and Luther Capps on cello. Chelsea Brown participated in both the Primary and Middle School program on violin. Well done to these students who participated in the State Honours Ensembles Primary and Middle School 2020 program and the countless hours they spend practising at home and attending their music lessons.
2021 Instrumental Enrolments and Re-enrolments
Does your child want to start or continue their musical pursuits this year? If so, you will need to enrol or re-enrol your child in lessons for 2021. We are offering instrumental and vocal lessons in the following:
- Woodwind – flute, clarinet, saxophone (alto, tenor & baritone), oboe
- Brass – trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba
- Strings – violin, viola, cello, double bass.
We can offer lesson types:
- Paired lessons $20/student/week
- Private lessons $32/week
- Group lessons $15/week (only available to students who completed the Year 5 Instrumental Immersion Program, Year 3 Smart Strings program or the Year 6 Vocal Program the year before).
You will, however, have to provide your child with their own instrument. We do have limited instruments available to loan. Please discuss instrument options with Miss Hilton. The College also recommends discussing instrument purchasing and rental options with Shake It Up Music in Nambour.
If your child wishes to participate in instrumental music lessons, please complete the 2021 Instrumental & Vocal Lesson Enrolment Form.
Further information regarding lessons and ensembles we offer at the College can be found in the Instrumental Music Handbook.
Ebony Hilton, Secondary Teacher Music + Coordinator – Instrumental Program