Instrumental and vocal tuition is absolutely vital for students to establish and enjoy practical music making. For students and parents wishing to choose a teacher, our excellent team of specialist tutors is on hand with the added convenience of lessons being taught at the College.
As a general guide, and with the view of later joining one of the College instrumental ensembles, students from Years 3 onwards are encouraged to commence tuition on a stringed instrument. Students in Year 5 are encouraged to commence tuition on wind, brass or percussion instruments.
Students may choose from the extensive range of Performance Music Ensembles on offer in Junior School. The Performance
Music Ensembles are designed to challenge and extend musical horizons and provide enjoyment through rich and diverse learning experiences for participating students.
Tuition Fees apply
Students may choose to play or sing for many valid reasons, be it personal enjoyment, fun or career. Parents and students may select a teacher from our team of specialist instrumental and vocal tutors. It is a prerequisite for students to have regular lessons on their chosen instrument to be in the College Instrumental Ensembles. To participate in the College ensembles, students will need a College tutor or a private tutor who can teach the appropriate playing skills required. Lessons with the specialist tutors are conducted at the College in purpose-built studios during normal class hours.
Instrumental and Vocal Tuition on offer at the College includes the following:
Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Guitar, Drum Kit, Piano, Keyboard, Tuned & Non-tuned percussion, Vocal & Theory.
JUNIOR SCHOOL ENSEMBLES
Note: Tuition fees apply for certain ensembles and prerequisites apply for membership.
The Junior School Ensembles are Singing Club, Junior Choir, Junior String Ensemble, Beginner Strings and Band. The College ensembles are designed to challenge and extend students’ musical horizons and provide enjoyment for participating students through rich and diverse learning experiences.
Students attend regular rehearsals and give scheduled performances throughout the year at the College, and at other external venues and eisteddfodau. Students who participate in their chosen ensemble/s for a full year are eligible to receive awards and/or certificates.
Entry Requirements and Conditions
It is a prerequisite for membership of instrumental ensembles that students undertake tuition on the instrument/s which matches their specific ensemble’s requirements (see Music Tuition above.)
Entry into all Junior School Ensembles is by audition (and/or review if a continuing student). Other than in exceptional circumstances, auditions occur late in Term 4 or early in Term 1.
Each year, parents are asked to sign and return a copy of the Ensemble Agreement Form, which acknowledges the Terms and Conditions of participation, by the advised due date.
Junior School Ensembles
Ensemble fees apply to certain groups
- An introductory (beginner level) ensemble for Years 1 – 2, practising for musical enjoyment.
Junior School Choir
- A large ensemble (beginner to level 1) for Years 3 - 5. The repertoire covers very easy to easy levels of difficulty.
- A practising string ensemble (beginner to level 1) which complements the early years of beginner tuition on violin, viola, violoncello or double bass.
Ensemble Performances - A Snapshot
ANZAC Day College and Community Services
Choir and Junior Strings concerts
Concert series – Vocal and instrumental studies
Co-curricular sport opportunities are available to students of the Junior School after school hours during the week.
The Athletics Club is a free activity which provides athletics training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for students who want to strengthen their physical fitness. This activity is co-ordinated by one of our parents, Mrs Bev Faulks.
Redlands College Junior School also offers opportunities for the children to participate in a variety of clubs during a school week.
Clubs on offer vary during the school year and cater for the interests of different age groups. The following are possible options for the children to select from:
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