Broadbeach State School offers students a range of music related opportunities. We have enjoyed numerous successes in local competitions and our students have enjoyed the participation. We continue to add to our selections.
At Broadbeach State School we have two well established choirs. The Junior Choir for Year three and four, and a Senior Choir for Year five, six and seven. The choirs rehearse weekly for performances throughout the year.
Our choirs may perform at various events. For example: Harmony Day, Anzac Day, Choral Fanfare, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Pacific Fair, Oasis Shopping Mall, Carol Night, Year Seven Farewell, Performing Arts evenings and Awards Day.
Most students who have been in the Junior Choir progress to the Senior Choir which sings in two-part harmony. The beautiful sound created by having sopranos (high part) and altos (lower part) in the Senior Choir has led them to many great achievements.
In the last four years the Senior Choir has been placed first, second, very highly commended and highly commended in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. They have been competing in the ‘A Grade’ section in the Eisteddfod now for three years. They have also been awarded a Gold Award in the Choral Fanfare and third place in the Pacific Fair Carol Competition. Their progress has been outstanding.
The Junior choir has also had some fantastic successes.
2009 first place in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod
2009 Gold Award in Choral Fanfare
2011 first place Pacific Fair Carol Competition for Junior choirs
2011 Choral Fanfare both Junior and Senior choirs received outstanding awards: Senior choir: Gold and Junior choir: Silver
2013 first place in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod
2014 Senior Choir: A Grade third place and Junior Choir: first place
Becoming a chorister at our school is a great honour, and the skills acquired by the students remain with them for life. Besides musical skills, choristers are taught discipline, focus, confidence, routine and responsibility.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS
Onwards and upwards together we strive
To learn all things that help us survive
All we need to pass each test
Is to work all day and try our best
Playing for fun we shall endeavour
Fondest memories and friends forever
Lots of grass and surf and sand
We're the best little beach school in Queensland
Instrumental Music lessons are conducted weekly offering students opportunities to learning one or more of the following instruments:
- Strings (from Year 2)
- Woodwind and Brass (from Year 4)
- Percussion (from Year 4)