Thu 23rd May
On Friday, the entire year level of Year 3 students at Townsville Grammar School will perform in a Strings concert for their parents to demonstrate their hard earned skills.
For the whole of 2016, Year 3 students at Grammar have been provided the opportunity to learn a string instrument, including violin, viola, cello and double bass.
The programme was initiated by Head of Junior School, Mr Noel Nethery in 2008. Since then, every child in Year 3 has been provided with a string instrument for the year, books and tuition. The programme aims to provide young children with exposure to music, as well as their first taste of learning an instrument.
“We have found many students continue to study music after their initial ‘try before you buy’ in Year 3,” Mr Nethery said. “The concert is highly anticipated by the parents and it is amazing to see how much the young students have improved over the year, especially considering many had never played a musical instrument before in their lives.”
This programme has been introduced as part of the Grammar philosophy of providing a broad, liberal education for all of our children.
The concert will be held at 2.00pm on Friday at the Annandale Campus, with students playing a range of musical items to demonstrate their newly acquired skills.