At Sunnybank each class participates in classroom music lessons for half an hour each week with a music specialist teacher. Students in Year 4-7 can join the choir program.
A variety of concert and performance opportunities are arranged to give students in the School Band, School Choir and Strings Ensemble the chance to perform.
Education Queensland Instrumental Music teachers visit the school for lessons in percussion, strings, brass and wind instruments. Our school offers both a Strings and a Band Instrumental Music Program.
Mrs Catherine Erbacher is the Strings teacher and she is here for two thirds of a day on Thursdays. Students from Year 3-6 can learn to play Violin, Cello or Double Bass.
On Wednesday mornings, we have Mr Angus Charlton here to teach Band Instrumental lessons. Students in Years 4-6 can learn to play Brass, Woodwind or Percussion instruments.
The Instrumental Music teachers are funded by the State so you do not have to pay tuition fees. The only cost to parents if students have their own instrument is $30 to cover the costs of sheet music for ensembles. If students don't have their own instrument a limited number of school ones are available for hire for the first year at a cost of another $30.
Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage (CGEN)
Sunnybank State School will be participating in Creative Generation State
Schools Onstage (CGEN) and showcasing the talents of our students in
Queensland’s largest youth performing arts event. Our students will be singing in the Massed Choir.
The Massed Choir will include apporximagely 500 students. From March to July, students will work with the Choir Director and Assistant Choir Conductors to rehearse and perform up to 25 items in the show, and provide a spectacular aural and visual backdrop for the other performers on stage.
CGEN performances in 2019 will take place on the first weekend of Term 3 on Friday 19 July and Saturday 20 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), South Brisbane.
Primary Music Institute
Sunnybank State Primary School also hosts an external provider of music lessons, Primary Music Institute which provides keyboard lessons on Thursdays during school hours.