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Instrumental Music

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Find out all you need to know about our Instrumental Music Program.

You can also find out information about our 2020 Instrumental Music program. We are very excited that our Year 4 students will join the program for the first time in 2015.

Instrumental Music Program

Mt Crosby has a large Instrumental Music Program taught by two music specialists who provide free tuition during school hours.
Music is one part of the total education of a child.  The Instrumental Music Program is an extension of the Classroom Music Program and provides children with the opportunity to experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band/orchestral instrument.  Through music education, the students are led to an awareness of music and an appreciation of the part music plays in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Students learn the importance of team work, commitment as well as enjoyment of playing a variety of music.

INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT AT THE SCHOOL

A wide variety of instruments from the four instrument families are taught at Mt Crosby SS.  The four instrument families are; Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Strings.  The instruments in each family include:


Woodwind        

  • Flute

  • Clarinet

  • Bass Clarient

  • Alto Saxophone

  • Tenor Saxophone


Bass

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Euphonium

  • Tuba

  • French Horn


Percussion

Tuned Percussion:

  • Glockenspiel

  • Timpani

Un-Tuned Percussion:

  • Snare/Bass Drum

  • Cymbals

  • Drum Kit

Auxiliary Percussion:

  • Triangle

  • Crash Cymbals

  • Maracas etc.


Acoustic Strings

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double Bass



WOODWIND:  A wind instrument whose sound is produced by the vibration of reeds in the mouthpiece or by passing of air across the mouth piece.

BASS:  Instruments that are made out of brass and use a mouth piece and air to produce sound.

PERCUSSION:  Instruments that are made out of different materials and are struck with a stick, mallet or hand to produce a sound.

STRINGS:  Instruments that are made of wood and that have strings which are bowed or plucked to produce a sound.

Our Strings and Band students have the opportunity to perform at school events, parades as well as participate in music camps and festivals outside of the school.

(Please see the Instrumental Music Information Booklet for more detailed information).



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Last reviewed 03 April 2020
Last updated 03 April 2020