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Instrumental Music Program of Excellence

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Forest Lake State High School offers the Instrumental Music Program of Excellence as part of its commitment to excellence in the Arts. It provides tuition during school time in Woodwind, Brass, Strings and Percussion instruments as well as providing students with performance and ensemble opportunities through participation in one of our many ensembles including Concert Band, Jazz Band, DrumLine and String Orchestra.
 

Aims

The Instrumental Music Program of Excellence aims to provide opportunities for dedicated music students to develop instrumental music skills via weekly tuition and personal practice.  Through participation in our ensembles (Concert Band, Jazz Band, DrumLine and String Orchestra), students are able to cultivate their performance skills by performing and competing in a variety of concerts and events.  Students who participate and engage in the Instrumental Music Program of Excellence receive a first class Music curriculum.
 

Selection Criteria

Students gain selection to participate in the Instrumental Music Program of Excellence based upon their desire and motivation to develop their instrumental music technique and performance skills.  It is highly recommended that students accepted into the program enrol in a Performing Arts curriculum subject (Music, Dance or Drama) to supplement the skills they develop in the program (excluding Year 7 applicants). 
 

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Instrumental Music Program, all applicants should meet the following criteria:
  • the completion of an expression of interest form and signed contract;
  • selection into the ensembles will be based on student’s attendance, effort, technique and skill demonstrated in their weekly lessons; and
  • the capacity to cover course costs.

Conditions of Enrolment

Students participating in the Instrumental Music Program of Excellence must:
  • attend all lessons, ensemble rehearsals and performances at school and external organisations;
  • maintain a sound achievement (C) or higher in Instrumental Music;
  • enrol in a Performing Arts curriculum subject (excluding Year 7 applicants); and
  • consistently demonstrate our PRIDE expectations of being Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Dedicated and Engaged.

External Partnerships

Our Instrumental Music Program of Excellence is proud to be partnered with many community based groups and organisations.  Through performances, camps, tours and competitions, we have fostered partnerships with the following organisations:
  • Fanfare
  • Forest Lake National Seniors
  • RSL – Forest Lake Sub Branch
  • Local and Regional Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Orion Shopping Centre
  • QCCC Brookfield
  • Forest Lake Village Shopping Centre
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra

For further information please contact Mr Sean Lubbers, Head of Department, The Arts, at slubb1@eq.edu.au or phone 3714 2333

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Last reviewed 08 June 2020
Last updated 08 June 2020