Curricular - Music

 Stage 4 Music Course

Our innovative Stage 4 Music Program provides for each student to learn a band or orchestral instrument.

Available instruments are: violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion.

The course aims to give every student the experience of learning and playing an instrument, and to build a body of students to transition into the TRAC Band or Orchestra.

This program is unique in the following ways:

  • It links learning a band or orchestral instrument to the mandatory Stage 4 Music course
  • The learning of an instrument forms part of the assessment for the Stage 4 Music course
  • Students are provided with specialist instrumental tuition as part of their classroom music experience
  • Students with prior musical experience are given the chance to extend their specific skill within the classroom music experience
  • Tuition and instruments are provided free of charge

TRAC Band and Orchestra Mentorship Program

 In Term 4 of each year, we invite selected students from the Stage 4 Music Course, and any beginner students from other years, to join the TRAC Band or TRAC Orchestra. Students are given a mentor, or “buddy”, to help them transition into permanent membership of these ensembles. This mentor, or buddy, is usually a more senior student who plays their instrument. The mentor provides support for the new ensemble members, helping them to play their parts and feel comfortable in their new music-making environment.