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 over 20 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.
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Chamber Groups Concert
Brass, Percussion, String and Woodwind Chamber
Thursday 30 – Friday 31 July 2020
2021 Music Merit Entry Auditions
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 August 2020
Instrumental Music Junior Day Camp
|Monday 14 September 2020||Advanced Ensembles Concert||Big Band |
Tuesday 15 September 2020
|Wednesday 16 September 2020||Advanced Ensembles Concert|
Cordelia String Orchestra
|Thursday 17 September 2020||Advanced Ensembles Concert|
Friday 25 October 2020
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Music Supper and Farewell Concert
Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band
|Monday 19 October 2020||Advanced Ensemble Concert||Percussion Ensemble|
Friday 20 November 2020
Symphony Orchestra and Big Band
Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2020
Year 7, 2021 auditions
|Tuesday 1 December 2020||End of Year Concert 1||TBA|
|Wednesday 2 December 2020||End of Year Concert 2 - Junior School Concert||All Year 7, 8 and 9 musicians|
|Thursday 3 December 2020||End of Year Concert 3 ||TBA|
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: