The Performing Arts Program involves music integrated with dance, drama and mixed media. Students explore the elements of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tone, colour and structure.
The school presents a whole school production biennially at a local theatre. Every student is involved taking on roles both on-stage and off-stage, rehearsing and learning basic stagecraft. This year the concert will be held in October at Yarra Valley Grammar School.
Our school also runs instrumental lessons in guitar, violin, drums and keyboard/piano. Lessons run on a rotational program, during school hours. Each lesson runs for half and hour and is taught by a highly experienced teachers.
Students are encouraged to attend lunchtime ‘clubs’ that include a choir, and dance club that each run for half an hour per week. There are also opportunities for the students to experience workshops and performances from amateur and professional groups. This year the students participated in a workshop by the Salaka ensemble authentic African drumming group from Ghana.
All classes perform once a term at our weekly assembly and many instrumental students also perform the National Anthem each week, with the ‘Box Hill North Primary Strings’. At the end of each year there are two music events – The Instrumental Concert and the Music Soiree. These two events allow opportunities for our students to perform in public, including those who have private lessons outside of school hours.