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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 Carmen Forgan: Band Program (Wind & Percussion for students in Years 4-6)

  • Mrs Judy Collins: Hilder Hummingbirds choir director (Year 5 and 6 Choir)

  • 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 Choir: Year 3-4 students - Mrs K Bryant

  6. Junior band: Year 5 students - Mrs C Forgan 

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

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

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

  10. Senior band: Year 5-6 students - Mrs C Forgan 

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

 

Rehearsal Schedules

 

Choirs

School Ensembles

Rehearsal Days

Rehearsal Times

Membership Classes

Rehearsal Venues

Bluebirds

Friday

12:35 pm

All Year 1's

Music Room

Nightingales

Friday

11.35 pm

All Preps

Music Room

Rockin' Robins

Friday

12.05 pm

All Year 2's

Music Room

Hilder Trebles

Friday

7:30am

Yrs 3-4

School Hall

Hilder Hummingbirds

Thursday

7:30 am 

Yrs 5-6

School hall

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

 

 
Choir Performances 

On-Site Performances

 
  • Hilder Road's ANZAC ceremony 
  •  Hilder Daybrek and Twilight (June)
  • Hilder Daybreak and Harmonies (November)
  • Hilder Road School Carnival (August)
  • 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
  • Tree-top Manor Aged Care Excursion