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Beyond their daily classroom routine children at Townsville Grammar School have the opportunity to partake in a wide range of co-curricular musical groups for choirs and ensembles.
Our Annadale Campus has a dedicated Music Space within the Arts Cottage and every student in Year 3 participates in an integrated Strings Programme to introduce the joy of music to their lives.
The Music Centre on our North Ward Campus offers a rehearsal space containing a grand piano, electronic keyboards and computers with up-to-date composition software.
Music and Pastoral Care
Students involved in Music at Townsville Grammar School have a very strong sense of identity. The shared ownership of the resources, classes and music activities, together with leadership opportunities in a range of ensembles, mean that all students gain exceptional pastoral care and growth through their involvement in Music at the School.
Curriculum Music at Townsville Grammar School is a timetabled/classroom subject compulsory for all students from Prep to Year 7. It is an elective option for students in Years 8 to 12. At all levels, it involves Performing, Composing and Analysing, with considerable emphasis on developing aural skills through singing and listening. Curriculum Music is an academically meritorious subject that entails aural, visual and kinesthetic ways of learning. The link between music education and academic and social development has been demonstrated in many studies and is now widely accepted among educational institutions.
The School arranges regular performance opportunities for students involved in the Music Programme. These include:
- Soirées and recitals for individual student performances each term
- Annual Grammar Sings Choirs Concert
- Annual Instrumental Ensembles Showcase
Concert at the Perry Performance Space
- Eisteddfod participation
- Participation in School Productions
- Performances for community events
- Performances associated with the Australian
Festival of Chamber Music
- Participation in the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition
- Performances at important School events such as Anzac Day, Award Ceremonies and Speech Night
- Overseas and Interstate Tours
- Participation in Queensland Conservatorium State Honours Ensemble Programme
Musical groups and Ensembles
The skills learned in classroom music are applied in the sphere of Ensemble participation. In the Choral and Instrumental Ensembles, students learn the skills of performing with others, the discipline of punctual, habitual rehearsal attendance and exposure to a wide range of opportunities.
Musical groups and ensembles are available for those with enthusiasm and commitment. Teamwork, mutual respect and support are life skills acquired through membership of a musical choir or ensemble, some of which are listed below: