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Music

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The college has several options for students to participate in music-related extra-curricular activities. These are:

  • Instrumental music

  • Performance bands

  • Vocal groups

Instrumental music

The instrumental music program is a school based ensemble program supported by Education Queensland to promote instrumental music in state schools. Music instruction is provided from Year 4 through to Year 12 for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments on a group basis.

The overarching purpose of the instrumental music program is to participate in performance ensembles such as concert bands whilst providing children with the opportunity to experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band instrument.

For more information about the instrumental music program, consult the instrumental music handbook (PDF, 941 KB)

Performance bands

The school has a number of bands to cater for various levels of musical ability.

  • Beginner band – beginner level musicians (when required runs in Term 3-4)

  • Wind ensemble – intermediate level musicians (runs all year)

  • Concert band – advanced level musicians (runs all year)

  • Stage band – advanced level musicians Only: music in a jazz style (runs when required)

  • Percussion ensemble – for advancing percussion students (runs when required)

Vocal groups

There are three vocal groups which students can join. Auditions are held at the beginning of each year. Groups rehearse either before school or during a lunch break.

  • Earnshaw Majors (auditioned, years 5-12)

  • Earnshaw Minors (auditioned, years 1-4)

  • Sing Club (all participants welcome, years 1-4)

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Last reviewed 29 April 2019
Last updated 29 April 2019