Deebing Heights State School
offers students a number of opportunities to participate in music activities,
both in the classroom and at an extra-curricular level.
The classroom music program aims to equip
each child with skills and understanding which will help them to appreciate
music and to participate in music making. Children are involved in a wide
variety of activities from singing games and the playing of instruments to
composing and performing.
Deebing Heights State School currently has two choirs, a Junior Choir catering for Years 2 to
3 and a Senior Choir catering for Years 4 to 6. The aim of these groups is to
encourage a love of singing, as well as developing the children’s singing
skills from in tune unison singing, through to partner songs and canons, and
moves through to use songs with a wider range of notes and a variety of
harmonic devices. Performances include school assemblies and at local eisteddfods.
Children from Years 4
to 6 have the opportunity to participate in the Instrumental Music program.
Being in a band presents children with opportunities to become more
self-aware and able to work with others, by allowing children to become
skilful, artistically proficient and capable musicians. Co-operative music making
is similar to life; it is both an empowering and developmental activity.
Students are offered the opportunity to play:
- Woodwind: flute, clarinet,
- Brass: trumpet, trombone, tuba,
French horn, euphonium.
- Percussion: percussion students
play a variety of tuned and untuned instruments.