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Junior School music
Allowing students the opportunity to develop a love for the performing arts in their formative years that they can carry through to adulthood.
Junior School music class
Students at Macquarie College participate in a timetabled 45 minute class lesson each week with a specialist teacher. This is a fun educational setting where students have many opportunities to learn the important concepts of music. The delivery of the music program at Macquarie College is very hands-on.
We try and have our students playing instruments each lesson
Choir, orchestra & musicals
Students who are interested in pursuing their passions in music have many opportunities to learn within a variety of different performing ensembles. We have three different Junior School vocal groups: Year 2, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6. Students in these groups rehearse and perform a variety of sacred and popular repertoire with the focus not just on fun, but also skill development. As well as vocal ensembles, there are a number of instrumental ensembles as well. A beginner string group is offered in Year 2 for students who are interested in learning violin.
Students can then continue this interest by joining the Junior School Concert Band
Importance of music education in school
Macquarie College places significant importance on music in the Junior School. It is viewed as an area of enrichment for student development, where collaborative learning and specialist skill development can transfer to many other areas of school life. Music at Macquarie College is a wonderful, fun opportunity for each student to experience the joy of the performing arts.
Into the future
We want our students to continue to learn and grow from now through to adulthood.
For students who have progressed, we offer the chance to join the Junior School String Ensemble, a taster program for wind instruments (specifically trumpet, flute, clarinet and saxophone) offered for a semester to Years 3 to 5.