The benefits of learning a musical instrument are wide ranging, building a range of skills and aptitudes that not only children them to enjoy expressing themselves through music, but can also assist with academic and social development. As part of an evolving Music curriculum at our St John’s and St Peters campuses, our inaugural Year 4 Band Program saw the entire cohort learning an instrument in a small-group setting.
Receiving instruction from expert instrumental tutors, students learnt flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or percussion, with weekly lessons for the duration of Term 3. Early in Term 4, students performed a small concert for parents and caregivers, sharing their musical development in a large-band setting.
With these students preparing to enter the Middle and Senior School in the coming years, the program was designed to provide early exposure to some of the instruments for which tuition is offered at our Concordia Campus. We trust this will lead to enriching opportunities for involvement in our wide range of bands and ensembles.