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We are very proud of our extensive music program at Hilder Road State School. Students at the school have opportunities to perform not only on-site but also outside in the community. We would like to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our school community in enriching our music program to the standard it is now. It is our sincere anticipation that music education will thrive and go from strength to strength at Hilder Road State School and that students engage actively, safely and competently in their musicianship learning during their time at school and beyond.

Music Staff and Programs

Welcome to Hilder Road State School's Music Page. We hope you can join us for this year's music adventure. We currently have a dedicated group of people teaching the music program at Hilder Road State School, and without their continued commitments and tremendous skill, we would not be able to contunue our adventure!

  • Mrs Kathryn Bryant: Classroom Music & Choral Program (Preps - Year 6)

  • Mrs Nadine Dinnis: Strings Program (Orchestral Strings for students in Years 3-6)

  • Mrs Katrina Fawns: Band Program (Wind & Percussion for students in Years 4-6)

  • Mrs Judy Collins: Hilder Hummingbirds choir director (Selected students from Year 5 and 6)

  • Ms Kerry Beaumont: Principal choral accompanist for all choral groups

Musical Mission

The weekly music lessons offered at Hilder Road State School follow the guidelines and syllabus set by the State Government, Education Queensland. We believe in the importance of training students' aural skills, based on the Hungarian music educator Zoltan Kodaly, so that they can recognise, read, write and play music. Moreover we recognise other musical methodologies like Orff, Dalcroze and Zuzuki to name just a few, but they are all integrated in our music education approach at Hilder Road.

Our students from time to time have access to various opportunities to be under the baton of visiting music specialists. We participate in a number of instrumental and choral festivals within the wider community, where students undergo professional development with their peers from other neighbouring schools. This is then highlighted with a communal massed concert at world-class venues that provide a wealth of performance experience for everyone. This is the norm with the kind of Music education we adopt at Hilder Road State School.  Students are empowered and encouraged as young musicians, to not only shine as performers but to uplift audience members too. 

Music Ensembles & Music Directors 

  1. Nightingales : Prep choir - Mrs K Bryant

  2. Bluebirds : Year 1 choir - Mrs K Bryant

  3. Rockin' Robins : Year 2 choir - Mrs K Bryant 

  4. Beginner Strings: Year 3-4 students - Mrs N Dinnis

  5. Hilder Trebles: Year 3-4 students - Mrs K Bryant

  6. Junior band: Year 5 students - Mrs K Fawns 

  7. Junior strings: Year 4-5 students - Mrs N Dinnis

  8. Senior strings: Year 6 students - Mrs N Dinnis

  9. Hilder Hummingbirds: Year 5 - 6 students – Mrs J Collins

  10. Senior band: Year 5-6 students - Mrs K Fawns 

  11. Chamber strings: Auditioned Year 6 students - Mrs N Dinnis

Rehearsal Schedules

Choirs

School Ensembles

Rehearsal Days

Rehearsal Times

Membership Classes

Rehearsal Venues

Nightingales

Friday

12:35 pm

All Preps

Music Room

Bluebirds

Friday

11.35 pm

All Year 1s

Music Room

Rockin' Robins

Friday

12.05 pm

All Year 2s

Music Room

Hilder Trebles

thursday

1.05pm

Yrs 3-4

Music Room

Hilder Hummingbirds

Thursday

7:30 am 

Yrs 5-6

School hall

 

Strings
School Ensembles
Rehearsal Days
Rehearsal Times
Membership Classes
Rehearsal Venues
Beginner Strings
Tuesday
on-needs-basis
Yr 3
Block 1
Junior Strings
Tuesday
8:30 am
Yrs 4 & 5
Block 7
Senior Strings
Tuesday
7:30 am
Yrs 5 & 6
Block 7
Chamber Strings
Tuesday
on-needs-basis
Yr 6
Block 7

 

Bands
School Ensembles
Rehearsal Days
Rehearsal Times
Membership Classes
Rehearsal Venues
Junior Band
Monday
8:30am
Yr 5
School hall
Senior Band
Monday
7:30am
Yr 6
School hall

 

Hilder Trebles - Year 3-4 Choir 

On-Site Performances

  • Hilder Road's ANZAC ceremony
  • School's Open Day
  • Winter concerts - Hilder Daybrek and Twilight (June)
  • Summer concerts - Hilder Daybreak and Harmonies (November)
  • Hilder Road Great School Carnival (September)
  • Hilder Road Carols in the Cow Paddock (December)
  • School Assemblies (throughout the school year)

Off-Site Performances

  • Queensland Youth Music Awards (May)
  • GRIPPS (September)
  • Ringbalin Biennieal Advanced Choir Camp
  • Treble Voice Music Festival
  • Tree-top Manor Aged Care Excursion
  • Community Sing Along (eg. The Gap Anniversary)
  • Local Shopping Centre concert

 

 
Rockin' Robins Year 2 Choir

 

Support

At present we have a Music Support Group that upholds many vital responsibilities, maintains and ensures quality within our school's music program. This group is a sub-branch of Hilder Road's P and C and it consists of music students' parents & helpers. The invaluable backing we have from the Music Support Group is a definitely a blessing for our school community and ultimately for students' musicianship development. We would like to invite any other volunteers who are enthusiastic about music education to join us with this important service.