Aims of the Instrumental Music Program
Opportunities for musical development of students through instruction on a group basis.
Ensemble experience so that students develop ensemble performance skills as an integrated part of their music education. This will be provided by students becoming members of a school band or string ensemble.
Opportunities for students to perform in the community.
An extra dimension to the overall school music program.
Added social and mental stimulation for students.\
Instrumental Music Programs Conducted at Currumbin Primary School
Entry into the band program occurs from Year 4
Woodwind - Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Brass - Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium
Guitar - Bass Guitar
Percussion - Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Auxiliary Percussion
Entry into the strings program occurs from Year 3
The Instrumental Music Program at Currumbin offers extension to those students whose musical talents broaden to playing an instrument. Lessons are provided in school time by Education Queensland instructors. On gaining an appropriate standard, students join an ensemble offering participation opportunities in school assemblies, school functions, eisteddfods and community events.
The choirs offer a varied and challenging repertoire for those students who value the joy of singing. They represent the school in ceremonies, competitions and community events. Students in Year 2 and 3 are eligible for the Junior Choir then move into the Senior Choir in Years 4-6.
Selected students participate in a 10 week lunchtime program with a focus on developing social skills. The program culminates in a drum circle performance utilizing the Djembe, an African percussion instrument.