Students participate in weekly music lessons taught by a specialist music teacher. These lessons focus on participation in a variety of musical activities – singing, instrument playing, listening, creative, movement and dance activities. In addition to this, choral and instrumental programs provide an extended choice for students.
Class groups and the optional groups perform at school assemblies and concerts.
At various stages during their upper primary school years students also have the opportunity to participate in choir, marimba, brass band, guitar, recorder and jazz band.
Choir is open to all students from Grade 3 – Grade 6. There is usually also opportunity for students to be involved in choir groups such as the Derwent Entertainment Centre Combined Primary Schools Choir.
Guitar lessons are available for Grade 6 students. School instruments are available for hire or students can use their own.
Recorder is an optional program for Grade 4 students. Instruments are available for hire or students can use their own.
Marimba is an optional program for Grade 5 students. Students participate in weekly Marimba lessons and perform at assemblies, concerts and public events.
Grade 5/6 Band Program
Students in Grade 5 have the opportunity to be selected to undertake a two year brass instrument program (continuing through grade 6). This program involves one lesson each week. Out of school hours practice sessions are a part of this commitment from Term 3 onwards each year, culminating in the Derwent Entertainment Centre Combined Primary Schools Band concert in Term 4.
Grade 6 students participating in this program also take part in the Southern Primary Schools Combined Band Tour. This involves visits to other schools where musical performances are given.
Kingston Primary School currently has a Grade 6 Jazz Band. This band includes a small group of interested students who work with a music specialist teacher on a weekly basis.