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.
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 18 performing ensembles in a variety of genres.
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 P&C
Register your details to ensure the Instrumental Music Sub-Committee can contact you about the latest news and events.
Instrumental Music Handbook
For more information about the Instrumental Music program, please download the Instrumental Music Handbook (PDF, 465KB).
Lessons and rehearsals
participate in a weekly group lesson during school time with a
qualified Instrumental Music teacher and a weekly ensemble rehearsals
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.
are using a smartphone app to facilitate easier communication between
staff, students and parents. Team App 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. Team App keeps member contact details private and students cannot communicate with each other through the app.
To download, go to Team App:
Sign-up using your name, date of birth and email address. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
Search for BSHS Instrumental Music and request access to the group students, teachers, or parents (whichever applies to you), and any relevant ensembles.
Once your request is approved you will be able to see news and upcoming Instrumental Music events.
Instrumental music events for the year.
|Cancelled - Wednesday 31 March||Seniors Retun to State High ||String Quartet |
|Cancelled - Wednesday 31 March||Chamber Music Concert ||Saxophone Quartet |
Year 7 Chamber, Year 8 Chamber, Year 9 Chamber, Year 10 Chamber, Year 11 Chamber, Year 12 Chamber Orchestra
|Friday 23 April||ANZAC Day Assemblies ||Brass Band |
|Friday 30 April - Sunday 2 May ||Music Camp||Symphonic Band|
|Sunday 2 May - Tuesday 4 May ||Music Camp||Wind Orchestra |
Cordelia String Orchestra
|Thursday 13 May||Semester One Concerts - Concert 1 |
Merivale String Orchestra
River String Orchestra
|Thursday 13 May||Semester One Concerts - Concert 2|
Cordelia String Orchestra
Highgate String Orchestra
Southbank String Orchestra
|Thursday 20 May||Semester One Concerts - Concert 3||Concert Winds|
|Thursday 20 May||Semester One Concerts - Concert 4||Concert Band|
|Wednesday 16 June ||Rescheduled - Chamber Music Concert |
Clairnet & Flute Ensemble
French Horn Ensemble
All Chamber Orchestras
Thursday 29 - Friday 30 July
|2022 Music Merit Entry Auditions (TBC)||All Ensembles |
|Tuesday 17 August ||Army Band Workshop||Big Band |
|Wednesday 6 October||Semester Two Concerts |
|Thursday 7 October ||Semester Two Concerts|
|Friday 8 October ||Semester Two Concerts ||River String|
|Friday 8 October ||Music Supper and Farewell Concert ||Symphonic Band |
|Monday 11 October ||Australian Percussion Eisteddfod Recording ||Percussion Ensemble|
|Monday 11 Octobr ||Semester Two Concerts||Wind Band|
|Monday 29 November - Friday 3 December ||Year 7 2022 Auditions |
|Wednesday 1 Decemeber ||Junior End of Year Band Concert ||Year 7 Band |
Year 8 Band
Year 9 Band
|Thursday 2 December ||Junior End of Year String Concert ||Merivale String|
Calendar is subject to change - please refer to the Events Calendar on our website. Any changes to these dates will be communicated via Team App.
Instrumental Music Sub-Committee
The P&C Association Instrumental Music Sub-Committee meets at 7:00pm on the second Monday of the month, in the Performing Arts Centre (P Block) meeting room.
For further information, please contact: