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Classroom Music 

By the end of Year 6, students at Norman Park State School will have developed knowledge and skills in the areas of beat, rhythm and melody.  They will have had opportunities to sing and play various melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments, recorder and in some year levels guitar and/or ukulele.  Students will experience many facets of music and performing arts, encouraging them to develop an overall appreciation of music as a whole.  From the start of Prep, there is a natural progression of topics covered and the development of knowledge and skills.

• By the end of Year 3 - The students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion. The repertoire consists of mostly doh pentatonic scales. 

• By the end of Year 5 - The students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion, as well as the recorder. The repertoire consists of doh and some la pentatonic scales. 

• By the end of Year 6 - Students experience success in singing, movement, playing melodic and non-melodic percussion, recorder and acoustic guitar.  Repertoire consists of songs in major and minor keys. 

Instrumental Music Program

 

The program caters for students with ability and keenness to participate in learning an instrument from either the string, woodwind or brass and percussion families. There is an audition process to select students for the Instrumental Music Program. Those students selected are required to commit to the program for twelve months. 

There is a levy for students involved in this program to cover the costs of repairs, replacements and musical texts.

Instrumental Music teachers visit the school on a regular basis to provide specialised instruction, funded by the Department of Education, in percussion, brass, woodwind and strings. 

The Instrumental Music students have the opportunity to perform as members of NPSS school bands/string ensembles at various public performances throughout the school Instrumental Music students have the opportunity to perform as members of our NPSS school bands/string ensembles at various public performances throughout the school Instrumental Music students have the opportunity to perform as members of NPSS school bands/string ensembles at various public performances throughout the school Instrumental Music students have the opportunity to perform as members of NPSS school bands/string ensembles at various public performances throughout the school year.

For more information refer to our Music Performance Handbook (PDF, 137KB).

 

Junior and Senior Choir

 

Being part of a choir teaches musical skills at an extended level, aids in vocal development, social skills and teaches the value of achieving goals through performance. Our Norman Park State School choirs are "open to all", however, members are expected to participate for the entire year and consistently attend rehearsals and performances. This level of commitment is essential if our choirs are to perform at the high level for which the are renowned and be viewed as a polished team. It is also expected that choir members conduct themselves as exceptional representatives of our school at all times. Incentives are in place to encourage this behaviour.
 
Choir members, that ensemble at our school, must perform in the NPSS Music Performance Uniform. This consists of long navy blue pants, black socks and shoes and a treble clef logo shirt. The shirt is available from HosiKozi Clothing Company (349 Riding Road, Balmoral ph: 3899 3000) or second-hand from the Music Support Group. Please obtain these items promptly.
 

Junior Choir (Years 2-3) Rehearsals Thursday, 7:45am-8:30am Senior Choir (Years 4-6) Rehearsals Friday, 7:45am-8:30am