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All students access a developmental classroom music program. At Runcorn State school music is an integral part of our curriculum. Every student is given the opportunity to read music and develop performance skills. Students are involved in singing, games, vocal scores and the playing of instruments. Students in Years 2, 3 or 4 are assessed to see if they have an aptitude for music and if so, they may be given an opportunity to learn an instrument. (See also Instrumental Music information).
Runcorn State School also has two choirs: Junior and Senior. Choirs rehearse weekly and perform at various functions throughout the year. Membership is open to all students in Years 3-6 subject to audition. Choir members wear the Runcorn State School performance uniform.
Please note: parents are required to provide notes for absences from rehearsals.
Runcorn State School enjoys a comprehensive instrumental music program which includes woodwind, brass, percussion and strings tuition. The instructors are employees of Education Queensland and work with groups of students. Groups of 3-10 occur depending on the level of the students. Students receive weekly instruction and the tuition program follows Education Queensland Curriculum Guidelines. Our Classroom Music teacher works closely with the visiting instrumental teachers to assist them in organising performances and to coordinate the music programme within the school. Runcorn State School is committed to a high standard of musical performance for its ensembles (Junior Band, Senior Band, Beginner String, and Senior String Ensemble). The Instrumental program is an extracurricular activity that is offered to students who demonstrate an aptitude for music. Places in this program are limited therefore places are offered according to ability and the student meeting the selection criteria. It is our policy that students are eligible for EITHER strings or the band program, not both. Whilst the staffing is provided by Education Queensland, Runcorn State School funds the instruments.
The choirs, band and emsemble, all have opportunities throughout the year to perform at parades, special events like Anzac and Remberance days ceremonies, concert evenings and regional camps.