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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 Tuesdays, we have Matthew Fellows here for two thirds of a day to teach Band instruments. 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)
 
This year 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. 
 
Please note that Exhibition (EKKA) show week this year falls in the last week of school holidays. There will be four arena-style performances at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), South Brisbane on:
 
·            Friday 13 July 2018
o     Preview performance                   1:00pm
o     Opening night performance        7:00pm
 
·           Saturday 14 July 2018
o     Matinee performance                  1:00pm
o     Closing night performance          7:00pm
 
 
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.
 
For more information visit their website at www.primarymusicinstitute.com.au/