At Strathpine West State School children are encouraged to join our school choir. The choir is a non-auditioned group open to all students in year 3 - year 6. The children sing a range of contemporary songs and classics whilst learning aspects of team work and some basic choral techniques. The choice of music is frequently a collaborative exercise between the classroom music teacher and the members of the choir. The choir rehearses once a week during lunch time. During the year the children perform on parade and at various functions.
Students in Year 2 are encouraged to join the Year 2 K'uke Club. Students learn to play a range of songs using basic chords and strumming patterns. This ukulele group is used as a recruitment tool for the Instrumental Music Program at the school. Generally, students who are committed members are offered a place in the school's Instrumental Music Program (Strings) commencing the lessons the following year. The K'uke Club rehearses once a week at lunch time. Students do not need to purchase their own ukulele.
Students in Year 3 are encouraged to join the Year 3 Recorder Band. The Recorder Band is used as a recruitment tool for the Instrumental Music Program at the school. Generally, students who are committed members of the Recorder Band are offered a place in the school's Instrumental Music Program (Band) commencing the lessons the following year. The Recorder Band rehearses once a week at lunch time.
Students in Year 5 are encouraged to join Beat Freaks. This is a bucket drumming group but we also use other 'Junk' percussion. Rehearsals are held each week during lunch break.