The instrumental program is offered to students in Years 3-6. Lessons are provided by a Private Teacher in small group or individual sessions that take place during school time each term. Tuition is available for brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The Instrumental program exists not only for the students’ musical education but to support our School Band. As well as their lessons, students are asked to be a part of our School Band with new students joining the Beginner Band and existing students joining the Intermediate Band. Both bands usually perform in the local eisteddfod and other special events throughout the year. At the end of the year both bands usually join to form one School Band. A $70 levy is charged to students on their school fees to cover the cost of sheet music, eisteddfod costs, tours etc.
Students from Years 3 to 6 are invited to be members of the School Choir. The choir perform at the Gladstone Eisteddfod each year, at some school assemblies, and also make occasional local appearances. Rehearsals occur mainly during school break times.
Our Star of the Sea Bell Ensemble is run by school staff with rehearsals taking place after school. They perform at the Gladstone Eisteddfod each year, at some school assemblies, and also make occasional local appearances. Students from Years 3 to Year 6 are welcome to be members of this group.