Children at Bray Park State School have
many opportunities to get involved and develop skills through music.
Classes receive a 30 minute lesson each
week with a music specialist. These
lessons focus on developing knowledge and understanding about the different
elements of music and also give students the opportunity to put these into
practice. Children in the early years
are introduced to classroom percussion instruments; recorder is taught in years
3 and 4; ukulele is taught in years 5 and 6.
All children are encouraged to move to music, develop their singing
voice and to participate in group activities.
Park offers music lessons in brass, woodwind and percussion for children in
years 4 – 6. The group lessons are held
during class time on Tuesdays. Once
beginners have mastered the basics on their instrument they are expected to
join the school concert band. Concert
band rehearses on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 am.
The band performs at a number of school events and assemblies throughout
on orchestral string instruments are given to children in years 3 – 6. Group lessons are held during class time on
Wednesdays. Children in their third and
fourth year of lessons are part of the Cantabile Strings ensemble which
rehearses on Wednesday mornings at 7:45 am.
Children in their second year of learning are part of the Dolce Strings
ensemble which rehearses at 1:15 pm on Wednesdays. Both ensembles perform at school concerts;
Cantabile Strings also performs at competitions and festivals.
have two choirs at Bray Park State School, both are conducted by the music
specialist. Children in years 3 - 6 are
able to sing in the Senior Choir which rehearses on Mondays at 8:00 am. The Junior Choir is open to all children in
Prep – 3 and rehearses on Wednesdays at 8:00 am. Both choirs perform at school
events, assemblies, competitions and festivals.
Children in performance ensembles all
require a music uniform. This consists
of the school music polo shirt worn over the top of long black pants, black
socks and black shoes. The music polo
shirt can be purchased from the school.
Our school has a
very successful ukulele program consisting of an advanced group and two
beginner groups. The Advanced Ukulele
Group has won numerous competitions including Sing Loud! They are in demand,
performing at functions outside of the school as well as at school events,
assemblies, festivals and competitions; they rehearse at 11:00 am on
The beginner groups
are divided into older beginners (children in years 3 – 6) and our ‘littlies’
in years 1 and 2. The beginner groups
rehearse on Tuesdays at 11:00 am. Once children
reach a certain standard they are invited to join the Advanced Uke Group.