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Instrumental Music

​Students from grade 4-6 have a fantastic opportunity to explore their creative side through learning an instrument, in a safe and supportive environment.  The Instrumental Music program at Millchester State School aims at not only developing the student's musical skills, but endeavours to provide experiences for the holistic development of a student's education.

All Instrumental Music students are given lessons in small groups, which are based on the student's ability. Lessons are held on Wednesdays every week on a rotating basis, thus students never miss the same class in a row.

Millchester has two bands, a senior band- the Bernstein Band rehearsing at 7.50am and a beginner band - the Pearson Band, which begin band rehearsals in Term 3 during the school day.  Students must show dedication to their home practice before an invitation is given to join the senior band.

Students can participate in an array of workshops including the Beginner Music Workshop (BMW) and Advanced Music Workshop (AMW), as well as at The Charters Towers Festival of Bands (FOB), which continues to grow in popularity.  

Senior students combine together to form the Charters Towers Combined Schools Band and travel to Townsville to compete against other state schools in the North Queensland FANFARE competition. Students enior students combine together to form the Charters Towers Combined Schools Band and travel to Townsville to compete against other state schools in the North Queensland FANFARE competition. Students are also selected to play with CTSHS Wind Ensemble on a regular basis to improve their overall musicianship.

 

2017 Bernstein Band Members

Clarinet - Grace M, Emily-Rose R, Samuel H, Amber M.

Bass Clarinet - Grace M

Euphonium - Riley C

Bass Guitar - Ryan M

Percussion - Adam S, Lauchlan B

Alto Saxophone - Baeden H

 

2017 Pearson Band Members

Clarinet - Joseph N, Zealand V

Teno Saxophone - Nicholas B

Alto Saxophone - Cooper T, Beau B

Trumpet - Meia K, Tye Y

Percussion - Destiny O'K

Flute - Nathanial G, Violet B