Robertson State School is proud to have an active band,
choir and strings program with over 200 children participating each week. We
currently have two bands, three string groups and two choirs.
All band and string players participate in a weekly 30
minute group lesson and also a 45 to 60 minute ensemble rehearsal. The ensemble
is an essential part of each students learning process, as it’s the place to
practice new skills learnt in lessons and develop excellent aural/listening
Music groups regularly perform on assembly, participate
in competitions and festivals and perform in the local community. Each Monday
at our school assembly, an ensemble or soloist leads the school in the
Australian National Anthem. We have major whole school music performances in
June and November each year, along with other smaller events.
Grainger Band is for beginners in year 4
Hultgren Band is for intermediate players in year 5 and 6
Corelli Strings is for intermediate players in year 4
Vivaldi Strings is for intermediate players in year 5 and
Paganini Strings is for advanced players in year 5 and 6
Mini Mozarts is for beginner players in year 3 and only
performs at selected school events. The Mini Mozarts do not currently have a
regular rehearsal time.
Junior Choir is for any child in year 3 and 4
Senior Choir is for any child in year 5 and 6
Entry into the band program is in year 4, with testing
and selection happening at the end of year 3.
Entry into the strings program is in year 3, with testing
and selection happening at the end of year 2.
Places in the instrumental program are in high demand so
once accepted, children are expected to commit till the end of primary school.
Children new to the school may audition and join one of
our school ensembles, subject to places being available. Rehearsals are either
before school or at lunch time.