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Instrumental Music Program

Children from Year 3 are invited to join the Strings program.   

 
 
After reaching a suitable level, children will be invited to audition for the Gladstone District Combined School Band.

 
Application Process for Instrumental Music
 
The Qld Instrumental Music Program here at Kin Kora allows students to have free lessons each week, and participate in performance groups (String Ensemble or Concert Band).
 
The only costs incurred by parents  is the purchase of the instrument, music, music stand, other consumable items (strings, cork grease, cleaners) and your time and encouragement to make sure your child practises at home.
At Kin Kora we are very proud of our Performing Arts uniform and students are expected to present in our full performing uniform for performances and important school events. These can be purchased through the school.
 
We begin recruiting students from year 2 for the String Program ( Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass ) and then Year 3 for all other instruments -  Brass ( Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Baritone Horn) Woodwind ( Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)  and Percussion ( Drum practice pad, Glockenspiel ).
 
When your child is at the eligible stage in school ( yr 2 or Yr 3 ) we invite parents and students to consider their participation in the Instrumental Music Program.
 
We normally have a short demonstration of each instrument at parade or a separate concert.  Instruments are also discussed throughout their Classroom Music lessons, and then a Recruiting package is distributed to ALL interested students detailing the range and costs of each instrument, and what is required of you for your time in the program.
 
After the return of these forms, the testing process begins.
 
A suitability testing of each student is completed with the Instrumental Music Specialist.  Further tests take place with the student’s class teacher, School Music teacher and School Principal.
 
An acceptance / waiting list letter is then sent out and students are then expected to begin their tuition the following year.