Music in 2019

Special events and performance opportunities in term 2 2019

Family Music Workshop and Jazz March

Parents and students are invited to attend a family music workshop on Sunday 5th May at 11am. This will be an opportunity for any age child at APPS and at least one family member to make music together in the music room in a workshop run by Michael. Following the Family Music Workshop, students and families are invited to march with the jazz band down to St Silas church. The march assembles at 12 noon near the tram stop outside the school gates.

Combined Schools Winter Concert

The Winter Concert is an initiative of the local music teacher network. Children from many of the local schools will perform at a combined concert at the St Kilda Town Hall on Wednesday 12th June. The concert performance for parents is at 6pm and the students from APPS will rehearse together with other students in the early afternoon.

Winter Concert

Children in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to join the Winter Concert choir. Rehearsals will be on Fridays after lunch for 1.55-2.30pm. There will also be an elective Marimba and drum ensemble comprising gr5 and 6 students.

Music performances at Assembly

The whole school will sing together the Boonwurrung Totem song at our Assembly on 31st May. This marks the middle of Reconciliation week.



What does it mean to learn Music at Albert Park Primary School?

Students are developing music skills and understanding through a playful approach to singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening to music.

Important skills include:

  • Well-pitched and expressive singing.
  • A strong sense of beat and rhythmic feel and response.
  • Listening with concentration and imagination and developing stories from abstract sound.
  • Playing a wide range of instruments in a variety of class ensembles. The instruments include an extensive array of un-tuned (drums etc.) and tuned (xylophones etc.) percussion instruments.
  • Refined listening leading to music literacy through solfa singing (do, re, me etc.)
  • Choral singing
  • Physical expression, movement, dance and drama which naturally arises from the experience of making music.
  • Improvisation and composition using the voice and all kinds of sound sources.

All students have the opportunity (and obligation) to perform within class and to their peers and school community through assemblies, school concerts and special events.

Students with a special interest in music will be encouraged to pursue additional ensembles and performance projects.