Brisbane State High School has one of the most comprehensive extra-curricular instrumental music programs in Queensland.
The program encompasses orchestral string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
Every year, students audition and are placed in a compulsory ensemble, orchestra or concert band. Students may also be invited to participate in a non-compulsory jazz or chamber ensemble. Our school currently facilitates over 20 performing ensembles in a variety of genres.
The proficiency level of the musical groups ranges from beginner to advanced. Public performance is an integral part of the program and all members are expected to attend performances. Student learning and equipment is supported by an active sub-committee of the P&C Association.
Register your details to ensure the Instrumental Music Sub-committee can contact you about the latest news and events.
For more information, please view the Instrumental Music Handbook (PDF, 319 KB) (2017 version, 2018 version forthcoming).
Students participate in a weekly group lesson during school time with a qualified instrumental music teacher and a weekly ensemble rehearsal before or after school.
Please see the Instrumental Music Rehearsal Schedule and Room Allocations (PDF, 132 KB) document for the 2019 Instrumental Music rehearsal timetable.
We are using a smartphone app to facilitate easier communication between staff, students and parents. TeamApp is designed for use on smartphones (android and iPhone), iPads and iPods, and can also be viewed online. It is free to download and does not incur a membership fee.
TeamApp keeps member contact details private and students cannot communicate with each other through the app.
To download, go to Team App:
1. Sign-up using your name, date of birth and email address. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
2. Search for BSHS Instrumental Music and request access to the group students, teachers, or parents (whichever applies to you), and any relevant ensembles.
3. Once your request is approved you will be able to see news and upcoming BSHS Instrumental Music events.
The Music Sub-committee meets at 7:00pm on the second Monday of the month, in the PAC meeting room.
For further information, please contact:
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