Performing Arts Program: Music
Crestmead State School continues to have a vibrant Instrumental
and Choral music program. Instrumental students have the opportunity to be involved in ensembles and bands, and all students are welcome to be part of a choir.
All students in year 2 trial violin are involved as part of our String Immersion Program in Semester 1. Students who have demonstrated aptitude and dedication will be offered the opportunity to continue learning from semester 2 through to year 6. In addition to weekly lessons students will also enjoy being part of a String Ensemble.
Year 3 students who have achieved a good standard of aural skills and musicianship in class music lessons, will be invited to try out for the band program. The instruments on offer for these students will be special lightweight, plastic flutes, clarinets, trumpets and trombones. This enables the younger, smaller children to get started on a band instrument earlier than what was previously offered. From year 4 onwards, students can then continue to learn on either a woodwind or brass instrument. Other instrument options include bass clarinet, saxophone, french horn, baritone, and percussion.
There is a Beginner Band, Intermediate Band and Senior Concert Band. Performance opportunities are provided throughout the year. Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showcases in term 4 enable students to work towards a culminating concert of some of the music pieces they have learnt throughout the year.
The school’s Choral Program is available to all students from prep to year 6. There are 5 choirs. They are as follows:
Crestmead Crickets (prep)
Melodic Minions (year 1 & 2)
Music Maestros (year 3)
Boys Aloud (boys from year 4, 5 and 6)
Concert Choir (students from year 4, 5 and 6)
Our school has a performing arts program that has furthered its fine tradition of encouraging and enhancing musical talent and has continued to serve the community through performances both in and out of school.