SNC ew band program
The harmony between St Joseph’s School and St Norbert College just grew a whole lot louder.
This year, as part of a musical collaboration between both the primary school and the College, all Year 5 St Joseph students will participate in a wind instrument band.
The compulsory music program for Year 5s means 64 students will learn to play either a trombone, trumpet, flute, clarinet and saxophone.
“This will be a great opportunity to learn and be exposed to a wind instrument,’’ St Joseph’s Principal, Mr John Rose said.
“It is planned to have the band made up of all students perform in Term Four. St Joseph’s School has always been strong in Performing Arts and the school saw this as an opportunity to further enhance one of our strengths.’’
The primary school will greatly subsidise the initiative and only charge each family $50 for the annual program. All students will participate in 30 40-minute tutorials (in small groups of three) led by trained musicians throughout the year as well as band sessions with Mr Chad Beins, Director of Music at SNC.
“Each student will be given a brand new instrument for 2020,’’ Mr Rose said. “Last year after a quick demonstration of all instruments they were able to choose an instrument. All students were able to get their first or second choice of instruments. Trombone was the most popular instrument with 18 students playing the instrument.
“St Joseph Primary School and St Norbert College continue to work collectively and collaboratively and this is another initiative that strengthens the relationship of both schools.
“St Joseph School is blessed to be supported by Mr Chad Beins who has been involved when we commenced conversations about this program 18 months ago.’’
Mrs L Quartermain (Community Relations)