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Music

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The school boasts a comprehensive music program comprising of choirs, instrumental music and classroom music. All students participate in a half hour a week classroom music program provided by a specialist teacher.

Choir

The major aim of our choir program is to inspire in children a love of music and singing. There are four choirs within the school, the “Year 3 Junior Choir”, “The Big Bardon Choir”, “The Boys Brigade” and the “Bardo Voce Choir”. Many children continue with the program as they progress through the school. Some choirs require an audition process to be completed. It is an expectation that continued involvement in the choral program is contingent on students’ regular attendance at rehearsals.

Year 3 Choir

All year 3 students participate in this choir and are focusing on learning good rehearsal habits. This year they will perform on assemblies, at Mayfair and our Arts night in Term 4. 

Big Bardon Choir (Years 4–6)

This auditioned chamber choir provides more challenging choral opportunities for our selected singers from years 4–6. They will focus on intonation and creating a blended choral sound while singing in 2 and 3-part harmony. Throughout the year they perform in quality choral competitions and community performances. Students are expected to practice at home and for those in Years 4–6, it is essential that they bring their folders and a pencil to rehearsal each week.

Bardo Voce

The choir performs under the baton of our choral music teacher and they form an integral part of the school’s cultural program. Children have many performance experiences throughout the year with the choirs regularly performing on school assemblies, at community events, school concerts and competitions.

Costs

Parents with children in the program will be asked to contribute to or cover the costs for the following:

  • school participation fee to cover the cost of music competitions and buses
  •  a separate cost for a music uniform from Year 4.

Instrumental music

The Instrumental Music Program forms an integral part of the school curriculum. Children in year four who have achieved the required level of skill development are invited to join the program. There are limited places available.
Instruction is given in flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, saxophone and percussion. Children undertaking instruction may “hire” these instruments from the school in their first year.

Costs

Parents with children in the program will be asked to contribute to or cover the costs for the following:

  • a school participation fee to cover the cost of music, competitions and the purchase of new equipment.
  • a separate cost for the music uniform from year 4.
  • an accessories pack for children, which includes such items as a practice pad, if applicable, text book, CD and other equipment specific to their instrument.
  • hire fee for children using school instruments.

Period of loan

Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Alto Saxophone, Trombone and Glockenspiel: 1 year

Euphonium, Bass Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone: 3 years.

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Last reviewed 02 September 2019
Last updated 02 September 2019