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Primary School Music

Years 1,2,3 Signing Choir

The 1,2,3 Signing Choir provides students with an opportunity to perform AUSLAN Signed English and performs at the Eisteddfod, Mother’s Day lunch, Formal Assembly, Speech Night, Carols in the Space frame, and are invited to perform at Nursing homes and special services.
Conductors:
Mrs Adair Mehlhose and Mrs Sarah Tregea
Friday morning tea in the Prep M classroom.

 

Years 4-6 Signing Choir

The 4, 5, 6 Signing Choir provides students with an opportunity to combine Australian Signed English with dance and performance skills. Each year the choir rehearses once a week, learning Signing and dance moves to various songs. Performances throughout the year also include formal assemblies, events outside the school and the Primary Speech Night.
Director: Mr Michael Robertson
Monday: 1.10pm - 1.50pm

 

Senior Primary Vocal Choir

Throughout the year we perform at the Eisteddfod, Mother’s Day Luncheon, Formal Assemblies, RGS Music Council Recitals, Music Festival and Speech Night.
Director: Mrs Sonya Whitehead
Tuesday 1:20 pm – 1:50 pm, Mrs Whitehead’s Room

 

1–3 Choir

The 1,2,3 Choir performs at the Rockhampton Eisteddfod, Mother’s Day Luncheon, Music Festival and Primary Speech Night.
Director: Mrs Elisa Williams
Wednesday 1:20 - 1:50 in the Primary Music Room.
 

Primary Beginners Concert Band

The Beginning School String Ensemble allows elementary band students (Year 5 and under) to develop their performance skills in a relaxed setting. Students should have some prior instrumental experience.
Director: Miss Brienna Isokangas
Monday - 7:30 am – 8:20 am – Begins in Term 2 Band Room Level 1 of the ILLC.
 

Primary Concert Band

The Primary Concert Band perform on assemblies, school functions, workshops and the Eisteddfod. This band caters for entry level students who have played for one year.
Director: Mr Nicholas Cavallaro
Thursday - 7:20am - 8:20am – Band Room Level 1 of the Islay Lee Learning Centre.
 

Primary Jazz Ensemble

The Primary Jazz Ensemble comprises students who wish to play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, guitar, electric bass, or piano. Students will learn beginning Jazz Band techniques and will perform at school events and jazz festivals.
Director: Mr John Hamilton and Mrs Rhonda Hite
Tuesday - 3:20pm - 4:00pm in room MUS 2 Level 3 of the Islay Lee Learning Centre.
 

Primary Percussion Ensemble

Primary Percussion ensemble caters for students who are getting drum lessons, or are learning percussion in Years 6/7 from years 4 –7. Students learning piano make very good percussionists as well. Students should supply their own drum sticks.
Director: Mr Nicholas Cavallaro
Wednesday: 7:30 am – 8:20 am – Band Room Level 1 of the Islay Lee Learning Centre.
 

Primary Woodwind Ensemble

Primary Woodwind ensemble caters for students who are taking woodwind lessons years 3 –6, or are learning woodwind in Years 5/6 Classroom Music.
Director: Mr Nicholas Cavallaro
Thursday: 7:30 am – 8:20 am – Music Room 2 Level 3 of the Islay Lee Learning Centre.
 

Primary Strings

Director: Miss Danielle Boto
Monday: 3:20 pm - 4:00pm - Music Room 1, Islay Lee Learning Centre
 

Primary Rock Band

The Rock Band has entertained audiences at The Red & Black Mother’s Day Luncheon, School Discos, The Music Festival, Speech Nights and The Special Children’s Christmas Party annually since its inception and gives the students an opportunity to rehearse and perform both original and cover songs in a relaxed, fun environment
Director: Mr Jason Rooks
Tuesday 7:30 am – 8:20 am Music Room 2 Level 3 of the Islay Lee Learning Centre.